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ERIC Number: ED046488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 55
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Attitudinal Study of Roman Catholic Parents of Pre-School Children Regarding the Option of "Catholic" or Public School Education for Their Children.
McGrath, Francis Joseph
This master's thesis surveyed the attitudes of Catholic parents towards the option of parochial or public school education for their children. The subjects, members of St. Kieran's parish in Chicago Heights, Illinois, were 85 families who had only preschool age children. Parents responded individually to questionnaires. A summary of questionnaire responses revealed: (1) young Catholic parents do not feel a moral obligation binding under sin to send their children to parochial school; (2) the majority of Catholic children coming of school age in the next six years are not likely to be enrolled in parochial schools; (3) young Catholic parents are in favor of the Catholic Church's maintenance of parochial schools; and (4) they believe federal and state governments ought to give financial aid to private schools. The appendixes include copies of the cover letter sent to parents and the questionnaire. (AJ)
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Note: Paper is a master's thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Education (First Draft Copy)