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ERIC Number: EJ1006234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 5
Responses from the Field
Johnstone, Joyce V.; Hanbury, Kevin M.
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v9 n1 p75-79 Sep 2005
This article offers responses from Joyce V. Johnstone and Kevin M. Hanbury to the article "Urban revitalization: A case study of one Catholic elementary school's journey," by R. F. Owens. Johnstone mentions that the Owens article tells the story of one school in Chicago. Although the study itself may not be highly generalizable, it is compelling in a year in which the Chicago archdiocese announced the closing of 23 schools (Archdiocese of Chicago, 2005). It is past time for the Catholic community, the clergy, parish members, Catholic school educators, and those in Catholic higher education to mobilize before the Catholic school in one's parish is beyond salvage. In Hanbury's opinion, Owens shares with those who struggle with identity issues for Catholic schools in urban areas some thought-provoking insights based upon a case study. Hanbury stresses that Owens is correct in reiterating that the roles of the principal, the teachers, and the parents are pivotal to creating a positive and collaborative environment within the learning community of the Catholic school.
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Urban Schools, Catholic Schools, Case Studies, Institutional Survival, School Closing, Decision Making, Financial Problems, School Role, Church Related Colleges, School Administration, Administrators, Catholics, Clergy, Partnerships in Education, Help Seeking
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois