ERIC Number: ED269509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Catholic High Schools: Their Impact on Low-Income Students.
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
This study, the second of a two-part effort, examines how well staff and program resources are distributed to Catholic high schools that serve low income students. The study involved 106 schools. Nearly two-thirds of the students came from families earning less than $20,000. The first section gives background on Catholic education and describes the scope and purpose, methodology and sources of data for the study. It includes a profile of five low-income serving schools (LIS). The section on schools discusses low-income students' access to educational resources, compared with other students, and compares LIS with non-LIS Catholic high schools. Teachers, students and principals give perceptions on school climate in LIS schools. The section on students provides information on 9th and 12th graders' values, religious beliefs and practices, life skills, and behaviors, with emphasis on differences that may be a function of race and family income. The next section discusses the motivations, attitudes, and perspectives of teacher in LIS schools. The section on student outcomes examines the impact of four years of Catholic education on student learning and school characteristics, such as family background, student characteristics, school programs, and climate, that promote growth. Finally, a summary of the study and recommendations to strengthen LIS schools are provided. Numerous tables are presented throughout the text. The student survey, teacher survey, administrative manual, and technical materials are appended. (CG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.