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ERIC Number: EJ857619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0957-8234
Catholic School Administrators and the Inclusion of Non-Catholic Students
Donlevy, J. Kent
Journal of Educational Administration, v47 n5 p586-608 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the understandings and administrative actions of six Catholic high school principals in relation to their administrative expectations of the admission of non-Catholic students. Design/methodology/approach: This paper involves interviews with six Catholic school principals from one Catholic school division in a Western Canadian province. The methodology chosen for this paper is grounded theory. Specific analytical processes are employed: open-, axial-, and selective-codings. Findings: The findings present four major themes with respect to the inclusion of non-Catholic students in their schools: the school administrators' expectations; the significance of the preliminary interview; the ongoing relationship of the non-Catholic student to the Catholic school; and points of confrontation with the Catholic school administration. Practical implications: The paper provides some guidance with respect to the application and entrance procedures which non-Catholic students should undergo before admission. It also points to the importance of providing information about the school's spiritual mission to non-Catholic parents before their child is admitted to the school community. Originality/value: The paper's originality lies in the findings offered in an area of education, which is not yet well researched. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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