ERIC Number: ED168916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Shaping of NCEA.
Horrigan, Donald C.
This pamphlet traces the history of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) from its founding in 1904 through 1978. Section I, "Origin and Early Years, 1904-1920," explains that NCEA developed from the uniting of three separate Catholic educational organizations. Thomas J. Conaty, NCEA's first chief executive officer, established three small organizations to promote uniform standards of education at existing Catholic institutions of higher and secondary education. Section II, "Dimensions of Ministry, 1920-1944," explains how NCEA moved from an emphasis on preserving traditional scholastic liberal arts education to a cautious embracing of the more scientific progressive approach. This change was most apparent at the elementary level. Section III, "The Hochwalt Years, 1944-1966," reviews growth in NCEA under the direction of Frederick G. Hochwalt. During this time NCEA became a strong, active organization with membership from almost every Catholic educational institution in the United States. NCEA staff, membership, and income increased, and programs of research, membership services, and legislative involvement were initiated. Section IV, "The Post Vatican Era, 1966-1978," notes changes in NCEA membership, activities, and internal management. There is now an emphasis on cooperation with other private educational associations, compilation of national data needed for educational planning, and encouragement of parental involvement in educational decision-making. (AV)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, History, Organizations (Groups), Religious Education, Religious Organizations
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Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.