A Proposal of the Integral Maturity Competency Framework for Seminarians: A Case Study in Vietnam
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Major seminaries, also called seminaries, are responsible for training priests based on prescribed programs and contents. However, it’s essential that the competence of seminarians or future priests be researched and proposed in accordance with each training stage and specific historical contexts. This study utilized the document analysis method to suggest a specification of the integral maturity competency framework for seminarians in Vietnam. The proposed competency framework comprises four component competencies, including 15 standards and 40 specified criteria. Accordingly, major seminaries, priestly formators, priests, and seminarians can research and reflect in order to take appropriate actions in formation according to the stated instructions and fulfill the targeted criteria of the framework.
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