Catholic Schools and the Common Good

Catholic Schools and the Common Good

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Overview

Catholic Schools and the Common Good by Anthony S. Bryk, Valerie E. Lee, Peter B. Holland

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.

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?)

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

Preface

Prologue

CONTEXT

The Tradition of Catholic Schools

Research Past and Present

INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS

Classroom Life

Curriculum and Academic Organization

Communal Organization

Governance

DIVERSITY AMONG CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

The Transition to High School

Variations in Internal Operations

Single-Sex versus Coeducational Schools

EFFECTS

The Impact of Academic Organization

The Impact of Communal Organization

IMPLICATIONS

Catholic Lessons for America's Schools

Epilogue: The Future of Catholic High Schools

Notes

References

Index

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