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Catholic schools at the crossroads : survival and transformation

"In this volume, James Youniss and John J. Convey call for an immediate reexamination of Catholic schools - one focused closely on the problems endemic to the schools themselves instead of on how they have impacted political issues, such as vouchers and school choice. In their contribution to this effort, the editors have compiled essays that explore how Catholic schools can retain their historical character while adapting to the demographic, personnel, and financial pressures confronting them at the turn of the millennium. Written by researchers and scholars in the field of Catholic education, these essays provide analysis and new data to illuminate the challenges and strategies that help Catholic schools achieve their goals. This volume uncovers the complex evolution of Catholic schools and looks toward their future. It will interest educators and anyone concerned with the development and well-being of parochial schools."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2000
Teachers College Press, New York, ©2000
vii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780807739099, 080773909X
pt. 1. Operational characteristics of Catholic schools. Rise, fall, and reasons why : U.S. Catholic elementary education, 1940-1995 / Jeffrey A. McLellan
Trends in student demography in Catholic secondary schools, 1972-1992 / Cornelius Riordan
The funding dilemma facing Catholic elementary and secondary schools / Joseph Claude Harris
A faculty at a crossroads : a profile of American Catholic school teachers / Maryellen Schaub
Catholic school attendance and student achievement : a review and extension of research / Thomas B. Hoffer
pt. 2. Minority students in Catholic schools. Ethnically diverse Catholic schools : school structure, students, staffing, and finance / Joseph M. O'Keefe, Jessica Murphy
Cornerstones : Catholic high schools that serve predominantly African American student populations / Vernon C. Polite
Black Catholic schools in inner-city Chicago : forging a path to the future / M. Sheila Nelson
"New" immigrants in the Catholic schools : a preliminary assessment / Stewart Lawrence
Conclusion : Catholic education at the crossroads / Maureen T. Hallinan