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ERIC Number: EJ1042212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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How Can Catholic Higher Education Help K-12 Catholic Schools and School Systems Prepare for and Maximize Participation in Parental Choice Programs? "A Reflection on the 2013 Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference on Catholic School Financing"
Ferguson, Susan M.
Journal of Catholic Education, v18 n1 Article 12 Sep 2014
Susan Ferguson reflects on the Catholic Higher Education Collaborative Conference of 2013 and the breakout group talk titled "Helping the Church Prepare for and Implement Publicly Funded Programs." The main point of the talk asked: "How Can Catholic Higher Education Help K-12 Catholic Schools and School Systems Prepare for and Maximize Participation in Parental Choice Programs?" Ferguson points out that the discussion was rich because members of the breakout group represented a gamut of affiliations--archdioceses and dioceses, advocacy groups, and Catholic colleges and universities--and because they expressed such a diversity of possibilities for need, for support, and for mutual outcomes. The breakout group was offered a glimpse at possibilities for utilizing Catholic college and university resources and growing partnerships with PK-12 Catholic schools that may enhance preparation for and maximize participation in parental choice programs. Addressed was the thought that when public funding is available in some states and regions, Catholic education becomes an option for families once unable to consider Catholic education. University and Arch/diocesan partnerships were encouraged to create campaigns to inform families of these opportunities, which would promise multiple opportunities for growth for all stakeholders. The collaboration of Catholic colleges, universities, PK-12 Catholic schools, and other stakeholders hold keys to parental choice through public funding and for financial sustainability and vitality for Catholic schools.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Church Related Colleges, School Choice, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Finance, College School Cooperation, Marketing, Preservice Teacher Education, Religious Education, Advocacy, Publications
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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