ERIC Number: ED410670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Conversations in Excellence: Integrating Mission.
Haney, Regina, Ed.; O'Keefe, Joseph, Ed.
In 1995 Catholic educators established Selected Programs for Improving Catholic Education (SPICE). The program is a form of action research that identifies, validates, and systematically diffuses elementary and secondary school programs that work. This handbook is the first volume in a series of annual National Catholic Educational Association publications that disseminate the findings of SPICE. Following chapter 1, "The Call for Collaboration," by Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J., chapter 2 provides a history of SPICE and an overview of its process and plans for the future. Chapter 3 presents the seven 1996 SPICE schools and their programs, outlining their focus, goals, activities, and plans for implementation. Chapter 4 discusses the call to collaboration by recounting Boston College's experience in on-campus interprofessional development and partnerships with local schools. The fifth chapter describes Catholicism's teachings about the unequaled importance of children. Chapter 6 explores the nature of rigidity and offers four requirements for successful change. References accompany the chapters. (LMI)
Descriptors: Action Research, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.