It is generally agreed that students--especially those from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds--are better educated in Catholic high schools than in public high schools. This finding is intriguing, but what does it mean? These authors respond to these questions in this comprehensive look a t how Catholic high schools function.
About 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, Ann Arbor.
Peter B. Holland is Superintendent of the Belmont school system, Belmont, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
The Tradition of Catholic Schools
Research Past and Present
Curriculum and Academic Organization
DIVERSITY AMONG CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
The Transition to High School
Variations in Internal Operations
Single-Sex versus Coeducational Schools
The Impact of Academic Organization
The Impact of Communal Organization
Catholic Lessons for America's Schools
Epilogue: The Future of Catholic High Schools