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ERIC Number: EJ1138807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-0246
The Case for a Socio-Cultural Approach to Literacy and Student Support Services
Palomino-Bach, Marina; Fisher, Julia
Journal of Catholic Education, v20 n2 Article 10 Mar 2017
Many urban Catholic high schools pride themselves as developing our students in a holistic way. In these schools, educators are able to develop and support their students in both a moral and an academic sense. This belief in educating the whole child is appealing to many families, especially those in our most underserved urban contexts. Families in these urban contexts look toward Catholic high schools as offering the necessary holistic support and guidance needed to achieve academic, collegiate, and moral success and stability. As co-developers of a newly launched Academic Resource Center within one urban Catholic high school setting, however, we recognize that while our education may appear holistic in nature and philosophy, oftentimes our understandings of student ability and literacy behaviors may be radically underdeveloped.
Loyola Marymount University. School of Education 1 LMU Drive, University Hall Suite 1760, Los Angles, CA 90045. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 10
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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