ERIC Number: ED345972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Catholic School and Society. Catholic Schools for the 21st Century. [Volume IV.]
Brigham, Frederick H., Jr.; And Others.
Part of a six volume series of theme papers commissioned for the National Congress on Catholic schools for the 21st century, November 6-10, 1991, this volume presents three theme papers. "Catholic Schools: Statistical Profiles and Trends" (F. Brigham, Jr.) summarizes the demographic, statistical and financial profile of Catholic school and society. In "Catholic Schools in a Changing Society: Past Accomplishments and Future Challenges" (J. Convey) summarizes major findings about the effectiveness of Catholic schools in the past. Ten challenges that may confront these scools in the future are outlined along with ways in which the schools might respond to these challenges. The final paper, "Education: The Unfinished Agenda" (J. Cummins) argues that the present crisis in education compels educators to debate the following three conditions, from which a plan of action should emerge: first, there have been deep and widespread changes in society, especially in neighborhoods, that call for a diversity of educational approaches; second, U.S. society is pluralistic and its institutions should correspond to that reality; and third, the hour is getting late. The document concludes with a study and discussion guide and biographical information about the authors. (KM)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Church Role, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Religious Education, School Community Relationship, Social Change
National Catholic Education Association, Publications Sales Office, Suite 100, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007-3852 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 021 646-651. Papers presented at the Convention of the National Congress on Catholic Schools for the 21st Century (November 6-10, 1991).