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ERIC Number: ED213320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Campus as Context.
Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, v2 n2 Win 1982
Issues in Catholic higher education are considered in several articles. In "Catholic Students and Catholic Higher Education," Rita A. Scherrei summarizes research findings regarding the characteristics of incoming Catholic college students and how they compare with Jews and Traditional Protestants. Among the results are that Catholic colleges are still attracting Catholic students with strong Catholic identification; the Catholics come from a larger family; their parents are not quite as well educated as many others and the family income is a little lower; and Catholic students' preparation in academic subjects is likely to be better than average, although their aptitude scores are not quite as high as that of other groups. Reports from Minnesota and Indiana task forces of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities are presented on ways that the Catholic identity of a college is reflected in its campus environment. Student behavior, including sexual behavior and alcohol use, is discussed. In "The Catholic College as Responsible Critic," David J. O'Brien addresses the Catholic institution's commitment to justice and peace and to the dignity of the human person. In "The United States and the Third World," Jean Wilkowski considers relations between North and South America and the global issues of trade, food, and energy, and examines the significance of these issues for academe. In "Vatican II: World Vision and Global Church," John R. Crocker discusses documents emanating from the Vatican and ways to develop international consciousness and responsibility of students on Catholic campuses. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, Church Role, College Environment, College Role, College Students, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Drinking, Family Income, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Relations, Moral Values, Parent Background, Religion, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, World Affairs
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: North America; South America; Task Force Approach; Vatican Councils