Following OIEC’s World Congress in July 2019, OIEC produced a series of publications that are part of its Catholic Education Global Research Initiative (CEGRI). The aim of the initiative is to fulfill one of OIEC’s core mandates, namely “to promote research on the specific contribution of the Catholic School in the field of education and on the school’s adaptation to the needs, realities and aspirations of its environment in which it is integrated.” The initiative also helps OIEC in representing Catholic Education in international bodies, particularly those concerned with education. Publications produced under the initiative are provided below. If you would like to join the initiative, whether as a researcher or practitioner who could benefit from applied research on Catholic schools, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
Global Catholic Education Report 2020: Achievements and Challenges at a Time of Crisis
Catholic schools serve 62.2 million students globally at the preschool, primary, and secondary levels. By managing the largest non-governmental school network in the world, the Catholic Church play an important role in efforts to achieve SDG4, especially in low income countries. OIEC released in June 2020 its first Global Catholic Education Report. The report considers the global contributions of Catholic schools and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (the analysis of impacts and potential responses is based in part on a set of articles published in the Journal of Catholic Education). The report also includes a detailed statistical annex on trends in enrollment in Catholic schools in more than 100 countries with at least 10,000 students enrolled in the schools. To download the report, please click here : GCE Report 2020
Educatio Si Bulletin
The aim of the Bulletin is to share highlights from work related to the themes of OIEC’s World Congress with the Catholic community and all those interested in achieving SDG4. The Bulletin is produced quarterly. We welcome articles in English, French, and Spanish. Published issues are available below.
Fall 2020 (Issue 6)
Summer 2020 (Issue 5)
Spring 2020 (Issue 4)
Winter 2020 (Issue 3)
Fall 2019 (Issue 2)
Summer 2019 (Issue 1)
Data for the Global Catholic Education Report 2020 – Country Profiles
Country profiles for trends in Catholic schools are available for all countries with more than 10,000 students enrolled. The profiles are standardized and consists of a one-page pdf file. Please feel free to download the profile of your choice by clicking on the link for your country below.