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Ackerson, Betsy V. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
This article considers the Catholic culture of American Catholic colleges and universities in light of their Catholic mission and purpose--that of fostering and drawing students to a deeper knowledge and understanding of truth and themselves in relation to Truth, who is God. Drawing on Catholic theology, philosophy, magisterial teachings, and…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Colleges, Institutional Mission, Religion
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Fleming, David J.; Lavertu, St├ęphane; Crawford, William – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
Recognizing that post-secondary student attainment and achievement is of increasing import for economic success, this study compares the post-secondary performance of students who attended public and private high schools. The results generally indicate that students who attended Catholic high schools had higher college grade-point averages (GPAs),…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High School Graduates, Public Schools, Grade Point Average
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Wolsonovich, Nicholas; Smilaycof, Mark; Ribera, Maria – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
This article presents the results of an inquiry into the advantages and disadvantages of regional Catholic school systems, executed by practitioners in the field of Catholic Education. The findings support the idea that the regional Catholic school system is a valuable strategy for providing Catholic education in areas where traditional…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Regional Schools, Educational Benefits, Questionnaires
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McQuillan, Patrick; James, Michael J.; Muldoon, Timothy P. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
The nucleus of any university is the intellectual life that unfolds among faculty and students. Inevitably, that intellectual life is shaped by the broader university context. Examining that process--in particular, its connection to a Catholic understanding of university mission--offers insight into pressing issues. For instance, what shifting…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Higher Education, College Planning, Strategic Planning
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Manning, Patrick R. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
Catholic schools in the United States continue to struggle with declining enrollment just as the wider American Church continues to struggle with rampant disaffiliation. While some Catholic educators have generated creative solutions to keep their schools afloat, the long-term viability of U.S. Catholic education will require understanding the…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Catholic Educators, World Views
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Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; Bebech, Alanna; Osiniak, Kristen – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
The Color Wheel System is a class-wide behavioral intervention that provides clear rules and expectations to decrease inappropriate behaviors. We implemented the Color Wheel in two classrooms that included students with autism to explore the effectiveness of the Color Wheel in inclusive classrooms within a Catholic elementary school setting.…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Autism, Inclusion
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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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Quinn, Brandy P. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
Contemporary research about purpose suggests that adolescents benefit in multiple ways when they develop purpose, and at the same time, that many adolescents are not purposeful. Adolescents in Catholic high schools may receive a unique set of contextual supports that help them develop a sense of purpose and understand what that purpose is. This…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, High School Students, Adolescent Development
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Burke, Brigid M.; Howard, Eric D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
As a result of a university partnership, elementary students at two midwest Catholic elementary schools have been provided with exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) from pre-service teachers. To investigate students' attitudes and learning of Spanish, researchers interviewed second and fourth graders. The students' parents and pre-service…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, FLES, Elementary School Students
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Walters, Jessica – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
This article describes the author's adaptation of Gallagher's (2009) Article of the Week approach to teaching students literacy skills using current events. The use of this unique instructional routine within the context of a Catholic middle school language arts classroom has proven successful for supporting students in developing critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Secondary School Students, Current Events, Literacy
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Boyle, Michael J.; Dosen, Anthony – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
This documentary study of academic programs at Catholic Seminaries and Theology Schools through the United States sought to answer the question: "What types of preparation does the seminary curriculum provide to new pastors about their role in the parish's Catholic School?" Results of program syllabi review show a dearth of preparation…
Descriptors: Clergy, Catholic Schools, Theological Education, Course Descriptions
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Palomino-Bach, Marina; Fisher, Julia – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
Many urban Catholic high schools pride themselves as developing our students in a holistic way. In these schools, educators are able to develop and support their students in both a moral and an academic sense. This belief in educating the whole child is appealing to many families, especially those in our most underserved urban contexts. Families…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Urban Schools, High Schools, Academic Support Services
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Garcia-Huidobro, Juan Cristobal – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
This literature review sketches a landscape of scholarly debates about the curriculum in Catholic primary and secondary schools in the United States and the United Kingdom since 1993. This landscape has three main characteristics. First, scholarly debates about the curriculum in Catholic schools have been few, particularly empirically based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Catholic Schools, Curriculum Development
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Fogle, Elizabeth M.; Franco, Savio D.; Jesse, Edel M.; Kondritz, Brent; Maxam, Lindsay; Much-McGrew, Heidi; McMillen, Cody; Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Trunk, Daniel J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
Students participating in sustained community service at an urban Catholic and Marianist university were volunteer informants in this qualitative exploration of the meaning they make of their service experiences. A PhD student research team (nine members) interviewed fourteen undergraduate students (10 of whom were seniors). Findings were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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Wyatt, Carol – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
This article describes a one-to-one technology initiative in a Catholic high school, highlighting the advantages and challenges encountered in the first year of the program. The article offers recommendations and reflections for other schools intending to implement one-to-one programs, including an emphasis on the intentional use technology for…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Catholic Schools, High School Students
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