ERIC Number: ED158423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Catholic Secondary Schools and the Educational Reform Movement in American Secondary Education. NCEA Special Bulletin.
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
The educational reform of America's secondary schools has been the subject of conferences and documents. The National Catholic Education Association concurs with many of the ideas presented by proponents of this renewal, but the association believes there are omissions in philosophy and proposals espoused by the reformers. In this bulletin, Brother Victor Hickey, F.S.C., analyzes and criticizes the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) report on secondary school education renewal entitled "This We Believe: Secondary School in a Changing Society." According to the author, the NASSP report suggests a number of secondary education reforms including lowering the age for compulsory schooling and broadening graduation requirements. The report also condemns the isolation of adolescents from the rest of society and real life work experiences. It, in essence, criticizes the whole process of moving from youth to adulthood in today's society. Although many of these proposed reforms are laudable, the author maintains, the NASSP report fails to mention the role of religious values in education or the contribution American churches and parochial schools have made as educators of American youth. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.