ERIC Number: ED430313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
American Catholic Schools for the 21st Century: Reflections on the Future of American Catholic Elementary Schools. Volume 2.
Kealey, Robert J., Ed.
This book challenges all Catholic educators to plan for the future. The 19 essays, written by principals of Catholic elementary/middle schools, vary in their message, but they all share a vision for the future of Catholic schools. The volume opens with an essay that explains how a school must establish its values before it can determine it vision for the future. The booklet addresses how everyone is invited to participate in a Catholic education, and it offers several poetical versions of the Catholic school of the future. It asserts that Catholic school teachers must be paid a fair, just wage and that the strength of Catholic education is its partnerships with the church and with the community. It explores what Catholic schools will look like in the year 2020 and encourages principals to respond to various challenges in the same way that Jesus would have responded. The essays discuss chronological age versus readiness age, how Catholic schools can provide help to all students, various ideas of what Catholic schools will look like in the future, the family's future in Catholic schools, the challenge of stewardship, and restructuring Catholic schools for the 21st century. The book is intended to promote reflection and to stimulate dialogue. (RJM)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Long Range Planning, Religious Education, School Community Relationship, School Role, Spirituality, Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For Volume 1, see ED 410 672.