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Gleeson, Jim; O'Gorman, John; Goldburg, Peta; O'Neill, Maureen M. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
The faith-based identity of Catholic schools is increasingly problematic in a secularised society where the numbers of teachers belonging to religious orders are diminishing rapidly. Teachers' views regarding the characteristics of Catholic schools are an important aspect of the identity of such schools. The authors locate Catholic schools in the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Catholic Schools, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Hagan, Daryl C.; Houchens, Gary – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
While research on faculty meetings is limited, existing literature suggests that meetings could be an arena where schools can address their most pressing challenges (Brandenburg, 2008; Michel, 2011; Riehl, 1998). Building on Macey and Schneider's (2008) Model of Employee Engagement and McGrath's Model of Group Effectiveness (1964), this case study…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Staff Meetings, Catholics, Self Concept
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Sullivan, Debra; Peña, Jorge – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) are a national articulation of defining characteristics and performance benchmarks that guide Catholic schools in assessing, strengthening, and sustaining their operations in four Domains: Mission and Catholic Identity, Governance and Leadership, Academic Excellence, and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Catholics, Catholic Schools
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Ognibene, Richard T. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
Catholic educational historians note that although preserving Catholic identity has been a constant in the mission of Catholic schools, their curriculum and instructional practices evolved in ways that were similar to public schools, thus enabling Catholic parents to select schools that were both faith based and modern. Since there is an absence…
Descriptors: Catholics, Educational History, Self Concept, Catholic Schools
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Proehl, Rebecca A.; Starnes, Heather; Everett, Shirley – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called "religious charter schools." Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Interviews, Poverty
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González-Andrieu, Cecilia – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
In this article, Cecilia González-Andrieu presents what she defines as a theological reflection. She writes that it is theological in that she engages jointly faith and reason, the religious tradition of the Catholic Church and the contemporary situation. What makes it theological "reflection" is that it arises out of a community of…
Descriptors: Catholics, Churches, Hispanic Americans, Religious Factors
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Fortier, Henry – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
Henry Fortier began his new role as Superintendent for the Diocese of Orlando Florida in the same school year (2011-2012) as the publication of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS). Fortier gave himself a six-month window to immerse himself in the diocese and learn the culture of…
Descriptors: National Standards, Catholic Schools, School Effectiveness, Benchmarking