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Jesuits plan educational institute in Timor Leste
After withdrawing from the administration of ColĂ©gio de SĂŁo JosĂ© in Dili, the Jesuits have announced plans for an educational institute in Timor Leste that will also train teachers, said a report on the Jesuit Asia Pacific Conference website.Image from the report on the Jesuit Asia Pacific Conference website
- Timor Leste
- September 15, 2011
The proposed institute, Instituto de EducaĂ§ĂŁo JesuĂta, will have two departments: a basic education department, ColĂ©gio de Santo InĂˇcio de Loiola, and a teacher education department, ColĂ©gio de SĂŁo JoĂŁo de Brito, to be located in Kasait, west of Dili.
ColĂ©gio de Santo InĂˇcio de Loiola, an Ignatian high school for boys and girls, will commence in 2013 with a limited intake at Level 7. It will teach in Portuguese, Tetun and English.
ColĂ©gio de SĂŁo JoĂŁo de Brito will commence with the preparation of senior secondary school teachers in 2014. The three-year bachelorâ€™s degree will focus on Portuguese, Tetun, English and Religious Education.
â€śAs a Catholic institution in a Catholic country, there is a need to prioritise and develop competency in religious education and faith development in the local context. A distinctive characteristic of the Institute will be the embedding of the Jesuit mission and identity,â€ť said Fr Mark Raper SJ, Acting Regional Superior, Region of Timor Leste and President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific.
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Jesuits to Set Up Educational Institute in Timor Leste (Jesuit Asia Pacific Conference)