Taking Holistic Education Seriously
by Philip Hughes and Stephen Reid
This paper shows how schools can and do contribute to the holistic education of their students. Holistic education is defined by this paper in terms of the development of people’s relationships with themselves and their friends, and a development of a commitment to the wider society, the natural environment and religious faith. Based on surveys in 29 Catholic schools in four dioceses and two States, it suggests ways in which schools can measure and assess their influence.