ERIC Number: ED345969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Catholic Schools for the 21st Century: An Overview. [Volume I.]
National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Part of a six-volume series, this publication contains summaries of theme papers commissioned for the National Congress on Catholic Schools for the 21st century, Nov. 6-10, 1991. The meeting had three broad goals: (1) to communicate the story of the academic and religious effectiveness of Catholic schools to a national audience; (2) to celebrate the success of Catholic schools in the United States and to broaden support for the future; and (3) to convene an assembly of key leaders in Catholic schooling. The papers served to foster a national dialogue to clarify the current status of Catholic schools in the United States, and to develop a set of future strategies to strengthen and expand the network of Catholic schools throughout the country. Ten papers, addressing the following themes, are summarized: (1) "The Catholic Identity of Catholic Schools," with papers by James Heft and Carleen Reck; (2) "Leadership of and on Behalf of Catholic Schools," with papers by Karen Ristau and Joseph Rogus; (3) "The Catholic School and Society," with papers by John Convey and John Cummins; (4) "Catholic School Governance and Finance," with papers by Rosemary Hocevar and Lourdes Sheehan; and (5) "Political Action, Public Policy, and Catholic Schools," with papers by John Coons and Frank Monahan. (KM)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Principles, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Governance, Leadership Responsibility, Politics of Education, Public Policy, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For the other volumes in this series, see SO 021 647-651.