The COVID-19 pandemic has required rapid changes to education, including the work of educators in Catholic schools. In order to document and respond to the changes experienced by Catholic school communities, Journal of Catholic Education. is pleased to present this special issue COVID-19 and Catholic Schools.
This special issue provides a forum for sharing information about how Catholic PK-12 schools, colleges, and universities are responding to the pandemic and the pivots in instruction, communication, administration, and ministry it has necessitated.
We will update this special issue periodically throughout the summer in order to share the most up-to-date reports, research, and commentary related to Catholic schools’ responses to the pandemic. Updates are planned for June 1, June 15, June 30, and July 15, and will continue as long as there is interest among our authors and readers.
On behalf of the Journal's Governing and Editorial Boards, we hope you find this special issue useful, thought-provoking, and a reminder of the strength of the worldwide community of Catholic educators. Let us know what you think! Tweet us @catholicedjournal
Submissions from 2020
Lessons from the Field: Catholic School Educators and COVID-19, Kierstin M. Giunco, Myra Rosen-Reynoso, Audrey A. Friedman, Cristina J. Hunter PhD, and Charles T. Cownie III
A Spiritual Vision for Catholic Educator Prep in a Time of Disruption: A Reflective Essay, Angela T. Moret and Ronald R. O'Dwyer S.J.
COVID and Clinical Practice: Now is the Time to Engage Future Educators, April Buschelman
COVID Witness to Hope: Catholic Schools Respond to COVID-19, Michael J. Boyle, Gail Donahue Ph.D., Mary Pat Donoghue, David A. Faber, Frankie Jones, Jeannie Ray-Timoney, Brooke Tesche, and Timothy Uhl
Endeavoring a critical and thoughtful response during and beyond COVID-19: Community-Based Justice Work in a Catholic University, Qianhui Tian, Shanita Bigelow, Thomas Noel Jr., Joseph Gardner, and Rebecca Michel
In This Spirit: Helping Preservice Teachers Thrive During the Pandemic Through Adaptation and Change, Novea McIntosh and Rochonda Nenonene
Looking at Catholic schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching Principles, Audrey A. Friedman, Myra Rosen-Reynoso, Charles T. Cownie III, and Cristina J. Hunter PhD
Navigating the Uncharted Pandemic Waters: An Examination of the Role of the Catholic School Superintendency in Response to COVID-19, Andrew Miller, Melodie Wyttenbach, and Ronald James Nuzzi
School Choice and Hope Interrupted: Covid-19 and the Case of Pre-K Programs Housed in Catholic Schools, Stephen Kotok, Catherine DiMartino, Ceceilia Parnther, and Mary Ellen Freeley
Service-Learning in Catholic Higher Education and Alternative Approaches Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic, Qianhui Tian and Thomas Noel Jr.
Subsidiarity & Innovation During the Pandemic, Timothy Uhl