ERIC Number: ED352300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Catholic Schools for the 21st Century. Executive Summary.
Guerra, Michael; And Others
This publication features highlights of the major findings made by delegates to a meeting of the National Congress of Catholic Schools, held in Washington, D.C. in November, 1991. Divided into three chapters, the first chapter provides background information and explains the process by which the National Congress of Catholic Schools acts. The second chapter summarizes the findings of the Washington meeting. Five major topics were addressed by delegates to the Congress: the Catholic identity of Catholic schools; Catholic schools and society; Catholic school governance and finance; leadership in and on behalf of Catholic schools; and political action, public policy, and Catholic schools. For each topic the delegates adopted belief statements, directional statements, and sample strategies. The third chapter discusses the process by which the findings of the National Congress are to be implemented. This publication also includes three appendices. Appendix A contains the texts of the major addresses made to the Congress: "A Modest Proposal for the Reform of the Catholic Schools" (Andrew M. Greeley); "Join the America 2000 Community" (James P. Watkins); "Catholic Schools: Lifeblood of Evangelization" (James P. Lyke); "Choice, Opportunity, and Excellence in American Education" (Pierre DuPont); "Public and Private Schools: What Are the Facts?" (John Chubb); "Fostering Excellence in Education" (Lynne Cheney); and "Twilight or Dawn?" (Diane Ravitch). Appendix B includes demographic information on the delegates, a composite of Congress participants, a list of the members of the Planning/Implementation Committee, and an alphabetical listing of delegates to the Washington meeting. Appendix C list donors to the National Congress. (DB)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Religious Education
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.