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Catholic Schools and the Common Good
     

Catholic Schools and the Common Good

by Anthony S. Bryk
 

The authors examine a broad range of Catholic high schools to determine whether or not students are better educated in these schools than they are in public schools. They find that the Catholic schools do have an independent effect on achievement, especially in reducing disparities between disadvantaged and privileged students. The Catholic school of today, they

Overview

The authors examine a broad range of Catholic high schools to determine whether or not students are better educated in these schools than they are in public schools. They find that the Catholic schools do have an independent effect on achievement, especially in reducing disparities between disadvantaged and privileged students. The Catholic school of today, they show, is informed by a vision, similar to that of John Dewey, of the school as a community committed to democratic education and the common good of all students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674103108
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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Meet the Author

Anthony S. Bryk is Professor of Education at the University of Chicago.

Valerie E. Lee is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Peter B. Holland is Superintendent of the Belmont school system, Belmont, Massachusetts.

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