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Cho, Young Kwan – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
This study investigates the relationship between Catholic teachers' faith and their school commitment in Catholic high schools. A national sample of 751 teachers from 39 Catholic high schools in 15 archdioceses in the United States participated in a self-administered website survey. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Pearson…
Descriptors: High Schools, Catholic Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Catholics
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Schuttloffel, Merylann J. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2013
There is a clear understanding that leaders of faith-based educational institutions shape the school community's culture in ways that assist in faith formation. This implicit and explicit focus on faith formation and an alignment with the broader mission of the Catholic Church is foundational to contemplative leadership (Schuttloffel, 1999, 2008).…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Institutional Mission, Administrator Characteristics
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Convey, John J. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
This article presents the results of a survey conducted in 2010 of over 3,300 administrators and teachers in Catholic elementary and secondary schools nationally about their understanding of the meaning of the term "Catholic identity." The survey was conducted in the fall of 2010 in anticipation of a national conference on the Catholic identity of…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Religion, Catholic Schools, Catholics
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Suhy, Thomas M. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
Like many urban Catholic schools, St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School in Dallas, Texas, is faced with many challenges: filling empty seats; supporting increased costs; and, possible closure. The small parish is primarily Latino, but few parish families are enrolled in the school. This action research project used in-depth interviews to examine…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Private Schools, Catholics, Action Research
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Schuttloffel, Merylann J. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2012
The Catholic Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) is committed to fostering effective partnerships that generate innovative responses to the critical current condition of Catholic schooling. Beginning in 2008, national CHEC conferences were organized by member institutions to energize the movement and begin a national conversation aimed at…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Instructional Leadership, Catholic Schools, Catholics
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Gray, Mark M.; Cidade, Melissa A. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
Are Catholic colleges and universities failing in their mission of educating their Catholic students in the faith? Many believe these institutions are in one key way: A 2003 study commissioned by the Cardinal Newman Society concluded that "a survey of students at 38 Catholic colleges...reveals that graduating seniors are predominantly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Freshmen, Catholic Schools, Catholics
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Frabutt, James M.; Waldron, Rachel – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2013
Early childhood is a critically formative stage of human development and the educational experiences of children at this young age impact their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical competencies. In the U.S., early childhood education has grown dramatically since the 1960s, both in federal and state dollars invested and in terms of overall…
Descriptors: Interviews, Administrator Attitudes, Preschool Children, Catholics
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McDonough, Graham P. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
This paper observes that an ironic tension occurs in the discussion of controversial issues in some Catholic schools. One technique that teachers use in response to student disagreement with the official Church view on a controversial issue like contraception, homosexuality, or female ordination is to present Church teaching but then suggest that…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Catholics, Catholic Educators
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Murray, Robert J.; Kane, Kristy S. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2010
Catholic schools are set apart from public schools in that Catholic schools aim to create for the school community an atmosphere enlivened by the Gospel spirit of freedom and charity. Those who serve in Catholic schools, therefore, need to understand their role as unique, that is, faith driven. The purpose of this study was to assess this…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Guidance Programs, School Guidance