ERIC Number: ED231311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Continuity & Change in Catholic Education: An Ethnography of Christian Brothers College. Research Monograph No. 1.
Bates, Richard; And Others
Four papers on an ethnographic study of Christian Brothers College (CBC) in Australia, a Catholic college, are presented. In "Christian Brothers College: A View from Overseas," Louis M. Smith discusses research methods, the religious ethos, faculty heterogeneity, diversity in classroom organization, the organizational context of the college, and the position and role of the headmaster. In "Continuity and Change in the Brothers' Educational Mission," Lawrence Angus notes that the influence of lay teachers and aging membership of the Christian Brothers is changing CBC. In "Cultural Reproduction of the Labour Market: Work-Experience at CBC," Peter E. Watkins suggests that at CBC a common cultural function was indicated where family, religion, school, and work experience cultural traits merged and coalesced. Reproduction occurred through the continual movement of students into complex organizational relationships. In "Reproduction and Contestation: Class, Religion, Gender and Control at Christian Brothers College," Richard J. Bates notes that control over administration, discipline, and curriculum was contested and a process of transformation was hastened by the increasing lay proportion of the faculty body. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, College Environment, College Faculty, Cultural Background, Educational Sociology, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Influences, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Theories, Religious Factors, Sociocultural Patterns
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Deakin Univ., Victoria, (Australia). School of Education.
Identifiers: Christian Brothers College (Australia)
Note: An initial report of a case study produced by the Schools as Negotiated Realities Project, Deakin University (November 1982). For related document see HE 016 376.