NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED437730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55833-231-6
American Catholic Schools for the 21st Century: Reflections on the Future of American Catholic Elementary Schools. Volume 3.
Kealey, Robert J., Ed.
This book is the third volume in a series that challenges all Catholic educators to create a dialogue on the future of Catholic elementary/middle schools. The volume's 18 essays were written by members of the 1998 National Catholic Elementary/Middle School Principals Academy. Some of these brief chapters provide a vision of what a Catholic school should be like in the 21st century. Other essays describe a process that the authors' implemented to revitalize their schools or to introduce a new program. Some of the topics addressed in the book include the interparish school concept and fund raising, challenges facing Catholic school educators, Catholicity, a Catholic school graduate, tackling a curriculum guide for the 21st century, looking to the past to determine the future of Catholic schools, Catholic elementary schools in 2010, a vision of the Catholic school for the 21st century, the revitalization of schools, helping each other, serving the needs of early adolescents in a K-8 Catholic school, and parental involvement. It is hoped that through sharing these ideas and programs educators will find the ideas helpful in planning an effective educational program. The essays include: (1) "The Interparish School Concept: A Creative Approach to Funding" (Elaine Baumgartner); (2) "Are Catholic Schools Providing Just Wages for Teachers?" (Pamela Byrd); (3) "Tackling a Curriculum Guide for the 21st Century" (Barbara E. Leek); (4) "Our Catholic Elementary Schools in 2010" (Thomas McKenna); and (5) "A Secret to Success: Parental Involvement" (Anita J. Westerhaus). (RJM)
National Catholic Educational Assn., 1077 30th Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852. Tel: 202-337-6232; Fax: 202-333-6706; Web site:; e-mail:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Elementary Schools.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For Volume 1, see ED 410 672; for Volume 2, see ED 430 313.