ERIC Number: ED261972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Sharing the Faith: The Beliefs and Values of Catholic High School Teachers.
Benson, Peter L.; Guerra, Michael J.
A total of 1,062 full-time teachers from a national sample of 45 Catholic high schools responded to a 260-question survey about beliefs and values. The survey inquired into the teachers' personal backgrounds, religious beliefs, religious practices and experiences, values, social and political attitudes, and attitudes on religious education. The first chapter of this report of the survey findings focuses on general characteristics of teachers. Chapter two discusses religious beliefs, attitudes, and values of teachers. Chapter three covers teachers perspectives on religious education and formation. Recommendations in chapter four involve: the need to develop clear statements of religious mission; opportunities for spiritual growth of teachers; and more resources for teacher selection, evaluation, and professional development activities. The survey instrument is appended. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.