A new series from the Catholic Education Press
Leonardo Franchi, University of Glasgow/University of Notre Dame Australia
Quentin Wodon, UNESCO IICBA
The aim of this book series, launched in the summer of 2022, is to share high quality analytical work on education and integral human development, understood as the development of each person and of the whole person. This integral human development can take place in any educational setting, but it is a particular point of emphasis in faith-based institutions, especially those under the umbrella of the Catholic Church. We expect that the majority of the volumes in this series will focus on Catholic-inspired experiences, but the series will also welcome manuscripts related to other faiths as well as manuscripts sharing experiences and good practices emerging from the international community writ large. Catholic schools deserve scholarly attention, as they serve more than 60 million children globally at pre-primary, primary, and secondary levels. In addition, close to 7 million students are enrolled at the post-secondary level in Catholic universities and other institutes of higher learning. The Church also provides many other services to children and families, including in healthcare, social protection, and humanitarian assistance, which have an impact on education and integral human development. This series will aim to document some of those experiences, as well as more generally interesting experiences in other school networks.
Thomas Shields and the Renewal of Catholic Education
Shared Mission: Religious Education in the Catholic Tradition, Revised edition
Series Editor Biographies
Leonardo Franchi is an academic in the School of Education, University of Glasgow and Professor of Catholic Education in the School of Philosophy and Theology, University of Notre Dame Australia. Leonardo’s scholarly interests include religious education, teacher formation and the potential of the liberal arts to shape higher education. He has published widely in these areas. He is a series editor for Catholic Education Globally – Challenges and Opportunities, published by Springer, a member of the Executive of the Association of Catholic Institutes of Education (a sectorial body of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, a Foundation Governor of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust in Cumbria, England, Council member of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association, and Honorary Patron of Citywise Ltd.
Quentin Wodon is Director of UNESCO’s International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa. Previously, he worked at the World Bank, including as Lead Economist, Lead Poverty Specialist, and manager of the unit on values and development. Before that, he taught with tenure at the University of Namur. He also taught at American University and Georgetown University. A business engineering graduate, after an assignment in Asia as Laureate of a Prize, he worked in brand management for Procter & Gamble. He then shifted career to join a nonprofit working with the extreme poor. This experience led him to pursue a career in international development. He holds four PhDs, has over 700 publications, and has held leadership positions with multiple nonprofits as part of his volunteer work. His research has been covered by leading news media globally.