ERIC Number: EJ1172143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Critical Role of Catholic Higher Education in Sustaining Catholic Elementary Schools
Belfiore, Phillip J.
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v36 n2 p239-249 Sum 2017
Declining enrollment and increased school closings or consolidations in Pre-K-12 Catholic education, especially in the Northeast, reduce the accessibility and options families have for faith-based education. Catholic colleges and universities, especially schools of education, can take an active lead in confronting some of the challenges faced by pre-K-12 Catholic education. This paper will examine a longstanding partnership between Mercyhurst University and Saint Gregory Parish School of the Erie Catholic Diocese, predicated on moving from a traditional pre-K-8 instructional format to a multi-age instructional format, resulting in reconfigured (not reduced) teaching staff and salary savings for the parish school.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Elementary Schools, Teacher Salaries, Declining Enrollment, School Closing, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Role of Education, Religious Education, Excellence in Education, Self Concept, Mixed Age Grouping, Teaching Methods, Tuition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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