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!
NEW! : Global Catholic Education Report 2021: on education pluralism, learning poverty, and the right to education
According to the Global Catholic Education Report 2021, 62 million children are enrolled in Catholic K12 (pre-primary, primary, and secondary) schools globally, with in addition more than 6 million students enrolled in Catholic higher education. Catholic schools are especially present in low-income countries. In those countries, one in seven students in primary school is in a Catholic school. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the sustainability of some schools and universities, especially when they do not benefit from state support.
Each year, the Global Catholic Education Report provides analysis of major trends affecting Catholic schools and universities. The report is produced by a volunteer team. In the spirit of collaborations called for by Pope Francis towards a global compact on education, it is co-sponsored by the four organizations that represent Catholic education at the international level: OIEC for schools, IFCU for universities, OAMEC for alumni, and UMEC-WUCT for teachers.
The theme for the 2021 report is education pluralism, learning poverty, and the right to education and is available on the website https://www.globalcatholiceducation.org/global-reports or directly here:
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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
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.