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ERIC Number: EJ1005808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 17
Responses from the Field
Hunt, Thomas C.; Heft, James L.; Nuzzi, Ronald J.
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n3 p313-332 Mar 2008
This article presents responses from Thomas C. Hunt, James L. Heft, S.M., and Ronald J. Nuzzi to the report of the Notre Dame Task Force on Catholic Education's (2006), "Making God Known, Loved and Served: The Future of Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools in the United States." Hunt analyzes the 12 recommendations offered by Notre Dame on behalf of Catholic schools as its tangible manifestation of embodying leadership to meet the following goals: (1) To strengthen Catholic identity; (2) To attract and form talented leaders; (3) To ensure academic excellence; and (4) To finance Catholic schools so that they are accessible for all families. He then considers the five general recommendations the report made to the broader Church community regarding Catholic schools. In a brief essay, Heft offers a reflection on the report and provides a summary of the Carnegie meeting whose purpose was to explore how a "field" of Catholic educational research might be created. In his response, Nuzzi suggests that although the Notre Dame Task Force report (2006) does not represent official Church teaching of any sort, it may be helpful to review its reception in the community of the Church, and especially among Catholic educational professionals. Following the convictions of an incarnational theology, analyzing the reception of the report should provide some insight into the current challenges facing schools and even suggest some approaches to address them.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Educational Philosophy, Planning Commissions, Position Papers, Organizational Objectives, Educational Policy, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Research Reports, Reader Response, Religious Education, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States