There is a growing tendency for people including young people, to search for spiritual meaning andThere is a growing tendency for people including young people, to search for spiritual meaning andrelevance both within and outside the mainstream churches. Young people are open to learningabout Christ and religion and are open to a relationship of faith with God.
What are the local implications in relation to our students and their families?
Each individual student is passing through a series of identifiable developmental levels. At each level, all individuals have much in common.
At the same time, every one is unique, possessing personal traits, abilities, experiences and readiness for more complex learning.
A wide range of alternative values and ways of experiencing life is offered by the contemporary mass culture, especially through the communications media and advertising.
Students come from a variety of cultural, economic, social and educational backgrounds.
Only a proportion of students come from homes where the Catholic faith is regularly practised.
Families have had a range of experiences, both positive and negative, within the Church.
For many students, family life is complex and confusing.
Adolescence can be a particularly challenging time.
Theology of the Child and the Child as a Theologian
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