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ERIC Number: EJ1172143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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