ERIC Number: ED430314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Conversations in Excellence: Providing for the Diverse Needs of Youth and Their Families.
Haney, Regina, Ed.; O'Keefe, Joseph, Ed.
This is the second volume of a planned three-volume set that presents Selected Programs for Improving Catholic Education (SPICE). SPICE was created to help Catholic-school leaders replicate partnerships that meet the needs of youth and their families. The book opens with an overview of the social conditions that currently affect young people and form the context in which Catholic schools exists. The next chapter describes 11 award-winning SPICE programs. Six programs are school-based initiatives that meet the diverse learning needs of students; three programs meet the psychosocial needs of students and their families; and two programs provide for the diverse needs of inner-city youth and their families. The next two chapters offer insights into pedagogical approaches that meet the varied learning needs of students. Chapters 5 and 6 explore evolving models of collaboration on a broad national scale, focusing on collaborative efforts among school, family, and community and standards of practice of community-based educational collaborations. Chapter 7 looks at ways to optimize linkages with other ministries, whereas the remaining chapters treat special issues such as health-care needs, teaching from an English or British perspective, providing for the diverse needs of children, and leadership for solidarity. Many chapters contain references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Cooperative Programs, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, School Community Relationship, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see ED 410 670.