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White Elephants On Campus: The Decline Of The University Chapel In America, 1920-1960 (Book Review), Thu T. Do Sep 2015

White Elephants On Campus: The Decline Of The University Chapel In America, 1920-1960 (Book Review), Thu T. Do

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of White Elephants on Campus: The Decline of the University Chapel in America, 1920-1960.


Catholic Teaching Brothers: Their Life In The English Speaking World, 1891-1965 (Book Review), John White Sep 2015

Catholic Teaching Brothers: Their Life In The English Speaking World, 1891-1965 (Book Review), John White

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Catholic Teaching Brothers: Their Life in the English Speaking World, 1891-1965.


Inspiring Teaching: Preparing Teachers To Succeed In Mission-Driven Schools (Book Review), Dan Reynolds Sep 2015

Inspiring Teaching: Preparing Teachers To Succeed In Mission-Driven Schools (Book Review), Dan Reynolds

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Inspiring Teaching: Preparing Teachers to Succeed in Mission-Driven Schools.


Being In The World: A Quotable Maritain Reader (Book Review), Randall Woodard Sep 2015

Being In The World: A Quotable Maritain Reader (Book Review), Randall Woodard

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Being in the World: A Quotable Maritain Reader.


Catholic Schools And The Future Of The Church (Book Review), Leonardo Franchi Sep 2015

Catholic Schools And The Future Of The Church (Book Review), Leonardo Franchi

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Catholic Schools and the Future of the Church.


Transformation From Within: Grounded Practice Of Teachers Amidst Cultural Change, Jesse Jovel, Brandi O. Lucas Sep 2015

Transformation From Within: Grounded Practice Of Teachers Amidst Cultural Change, Jesse Jovel, Brandi O. Lucas

Journal of Catholic Education

Francis High School (pseudonym) was opened in Los Angeles during the 1960s in response the Civil Rights issues facing the African American community at the time. In 2001, after years of declining enrollment, Francis High School became a Jesuit owned and operated school and began operating under the Cristo Rey financial model. Despite its historical presence in the community and its rich athletic and academic legacies, the demand for a dynamic approach to education was imminent. Fortunately, a transformation ensued as the school’s mission, goals, and policies changed in order to become more aligned with their new Jesuit, Cristo ...


“Does Jesus Want Us To Be Poor?” Student Perspectives Of The Religious Program At A Cristo Rey Network School, Ursula S. Aldana Sep 2015

“Does Jesus Want Us To Be Poor?” Student Perspectives Of The Religious Program At A Cristo Rey Network School, Ursula S. Aldana

Journal of Catholic Education

The structure of Catholic schools improves achievement by providing multiple opportunities for face-to-face interaction, the development of meaningful relationships between students, teachers, and other members of the school community, and a shared set of beliefs among all school members (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993). Despite a substantiating body of research for this assertion, few empirical studies exist on how the religious program might impact the intrapersonal and interpersonal development of students. The Cristo Rey Network (CRN) of schools was developed in response to the material realities of students and families living in Chicago (Kearney, 2006). The leaders of the network, motivated ...


Introduction To The Focus Section: The Cristo Rey Network Of Schools, Ursula S. Aldana Sep 2015

Introduction To The Focus Section: The Cristo Rey Network Of Schools, Ursula S. Aldana

Journal of Catholic Education

Introduction to the focus section.


What Can Jesus Teach Us About Student Engagement?, Glenn James, Elda Martinez, Sherry Herbers Sep 2015

What Can Jesus Teach Us About Student Engagement?, Glenn James, Elda Martinez, Sherry Herbers

Journal of Catholic Education

This article examines Jesus’s teaching methods as described in the four Gospels, highlighting the ways in which He led listeners to participate actively in their learning. We identify similarities between many of Jesus’s techniques and current practices in the field of student engagement, with a focus on applications for instructors in higher education. Several of His approaches, most notably storytelling and the use of analogies, point to recommendations for improving teaching practice by increasing student engagement in the learning process.

Qu'est-ce que Jésus peut nous apprendre sur l'engagement des élèves?

Cet article examine la manière dont ...


Difficult Knowledge And The English Classroom: A Catholic Framework Using Cormac Mccarthy's The Road, Scott Jarvie, Kevin Burke Sep 2015

Difficult Knowledge And The English Classroom: A Catholic Framework Using Cormac Mccarthy's The Road, Scott Jarvie, Kevin Burke

Journal of Catholic Education

In this article, the authors explore the generative possibilities of risk-taking in the Catholic school English classroom. They associate pedagogical risk with what Deborah Britzman (1998) has called “difficult knowledge”—content that causes students to consider social trauma. Incorporating difficult knowledge meaningfully requires English teachers to take significant pedagogical risks, especially in the Catholic school classroom. Drawing on critical theology and Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road (2006) as a difficult text, the authors employ a case study looking at how the traumatic difficulty of the novel could be fruitfully taught at a Catholic school. How might students reckon with ...


When Did It Begin? Catholic And Public School Classroom Commonalities, Richard T. Ognibene Sep 2015

When Did It Begin? Catholic And Public School Classroom Commonalities, Richard T. Ognibene

Journal of Catholic Education

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 of information about when and how this change in Catholic education began, this article documents its origin in the 1940s when Catholic educators joined a public school reform movement called Life Adjustment Education. Once begun, there was no turning back, and Catholic educators participated in the major reforms ...


The Usccb Curriculum Framework: Origins, Questions, And A Call For Research, Carrie J. Schroeder Sep 2015

The Usccb Curriculum Framework: Origins, Questions, And A Call For Research, Carrie J. Schroeder

Journal of Catholic Education

The promulgation of Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in November, 2007, represented a milestone in the efforts of the U.S. bishops to monitor and shape the Religious Studies curricula of U.S. Catholic secondary schools. This article contextualizes the Framework, providing comprehensive information about its origins. With the release of the English translation of the new Catechism of the Catholic Church in 1994, the U.S. bishops launched a full-scale effort to address what they perceived ...


Editors' Introduction, Mary Mccullough, Martin Scanlan, Karen Huchting Sep 2015

Editors' Introduction, Mary Mccullough, Martin Scanlan, Karen Huchting

Journal of Catholic Education

Editors' introduction to the September 2015 issue.


Resúmenes De Artículos (Article Abstracts In Spanish), Journal Of Catholic Education Mar 2015

Resúmenes De Artículos (Article Abstracts In Spanish), Journal Of Catholic Education

Journal of Catholic Education

Resúmenes de artículos (Article Abstracts in Spanish)


Résumés D’Articles (Article Abstracts In French), Journal Of Catholic Education Mar 2015

Résumés D’Articles (Article Abstracts In French), Journal Of Catholic Education

Journal of Catholic Education

Article abstracts in French.


The Pursuit Of Wisdom And Happiness In Education: Historical Sources And Contemplative Practices (Book Review), Mary Martinez Mar 2015

The Pursuit Of Wisdom And Happiness In Education: Historical Sources And Contemplative Practices (Book Review), Mary Martinez

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education: Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices.


Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance In Urban America (Book Review), Ursula Aldana Mar 2015

Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance In Urban America (Book Review), Ursula Aldana

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America.


Dynamics Of Catholic Education: Letting The Catholic School Be School (Book Review), Leonardo Franchi Mar 2015

Dynamics Of Catholic Education: Letting The Catholic School Be School (Book Review), Leonardo Franchi

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Dynamics of Catholic Education: Letting the Catholic School Be School.


Insulin Administration In Catholic Schools: A New Look At Legal And Medical Issues, Mike Huggins Mar 2015

Insulin Administration In Catholic Schools: A New Look At Legal And Medical Issues, Mike Huggins

Journal of Catholic Education

Anecdotal evidence indicates that more students with type 1 diabetes are enrolling in Catholic schools across the United States. Meeting the medical needs of these students appears to be a significant challenge—legally and logistically—for many Catholic schools. District officials, school leaders, and school staff need support to understand the complexities of the disease and its treatments, as well as the laws that govern how non-medical school staff can intervene in normal and emergency situations. The goals of this article are: (a) to explore the current state of the legal and medical issues regarding non-RN administration of insulin to ...


The Establishment Clause, School Choice, And The Future Of Catholic Education, Matthew P. Cunningham Mar 2015

The Establishment Clause, School Choice, And The Future Of Catholic Education, Matthew P. Cunningham

Journal of Catholic Education

This article reviews several recent court cases at the federal and state levels related to school choice initiatives in the United States. Through this review, the article sheds light on the enduring question of whether these programs are unlawful bonds between church and state. The review includes details about choice programs that exist (or have existed in the past) in the states where the cases originated: Ohio, Washington, Indiana, Arizona, and Colorado. Following this review, the article examines relevant, large-scale evaluations of choice programs and concludes with a discussion of the place of Catholic education in the school choice movement.


Clarifying The Public-Private Line: Legal And Policy Guidance For Catholic-Affiliated Charter Schools, Kari A. Carr, Janet Decker Mar 2015

Clarifying The Public-Private Line: Legal And Policy Guidance For Catholic-Affiliated Charter Schools, Kari A. Carr, Janet Decker

Journal of Catholic Education

In the past fifty years, the share of students enrolled in U.S. Catholic schools has declined from approximately 12% to 3%. In reaction, many urban Catholic schools have closed and subsequently reopened as public charter schools in order to receive governmental funding and to increase enrollment. As public schools, these Catholic-affiliated charter schools now face a complex set of legal and practical challenges. This article presents empirical research on Catholic-affiliated charter schools, and the legal issues facing them as well as the wider category of religiously-affiliated charter schools. The authors conclude by answering a number of questions that Catholic ...


Introduction To The Focus Section: Law And Catholic Schools, Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy Mar 2015

Introduction To The Focus Section: Law And Catholic Schools, Sr. Mary Angela Shaughnessy

Journal of Catholic Education

Introduction to the Focus Section


Catalyst Schools: The Catholic Ethos And Public Charter Schools, Rebecca A. Proehl Phd, Heather Starnes Ma, Shirley Everett Mba Mar 2015

Catalyst Schools: The Catholic Ethos And Public Charter Schools, Rebecca A. Proehl Phd, Heather Starnes Ma, Shirley Everett Mba

Journal of Catholic Education

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 same values and pedagogical approaches as found in faith-based schools. In this article, the authors examined three Chicago public charter schools that are modeled on the successful San Miguel Schools, which are run by the Christian Brothers and are located in impoverished urban areas. After interviewing 40 participants, observing 20 classrooms ...


Catholic Labor Education And The Association Of Catholic Trade Unionists. Instructing Workers To Christianize The Workplace, Paul Lubienecki Ph.D. Mar 2015

Catholic Labor Education And The Association Of Catholic Trade Unionists. Instructing Workers To Christianize The Workplace, Paul Lubienecki Ph.D.

Journal of Catholic Education

This article analyzes the effect of the American Catholic Church, through its program of specialized labor education, on the growth and development of organized labor in the twentieth century. With the proclamation of Pope Pius XI’s encyclical Quadragesimo Anno, he requested that the Church complete the work began by Pope Leo XIII in 1891 with his landmark social encyclical Rerum Novarum.

However, the American interpretation and utilization of the social encyclicals varied from their intended European meaning. The cumulative effect of these two encyclicals was support for the workers’ rights to organize and create Christian labor associations. From these ...


Nature Of Mathematics Classroom Environments In Catholic High Schools, Judith J. Hall, Christopher A. Sink Mar 2015

Nature Of Mathematics Classroom Environments In Catholic High Schools, Judith J. Hall, Christopher A. Sink

Journal of Catholic Education

In an attempt to reveal the various types of learning environments present in 30 mathematics classrooms in five Catholic high schools, this replication study examined student (N = 602) perceptions of their classrooms using the Classroom Environment Scale. Student attitudes toward mathematics were assessed by the Estes Attitude Scale. Extending previous research conducted in public high schools, this study delineated two basic types of learning environments (teacher-centered and student-centered) in Catholic high schools. In contrast with students in public schools, students in these parochial schools reported positive attitudes toward mathematics regardless of the type of learning environment. Discussion of the findings ...


The Friendship Journey: Developing Global Understanding In The Middle Grades, Kevin D. Besnoy, Ellen Maddin, Emily Steele, Sara Eisenhardt Mar 2015

The Friendship Journey: Developing Global Understanding In The Middle Grades, Kevin D. Besnoy, Ellen Maddin, Emily Steele, Sara Eisenhardt

Journal of Catholic Education

The goals of developing a global perspective are consistent with the faith-based values of Catholicism. The primary goal is to prepare students academically, morally, and socially to participate in a globalized world that constantly faces new problems. A key component of this is the understanding that other people, who may appear on the surface to be very different from themselves, have differences which have value and similarities which unite us. The purpose of this article is to present one Catholic school’s attempts to prepare its students to meet the challenges of citizenry in an international community and to describe ...


Critical Theory And Catholic Social Teaching: A Research Framework For Catholic Schools, Jill Bradley-Levine, Kari A. Carr Mar 2015

Critical Theory And Catholic Social Teaching: A Research Framework For Catholic Schools, Jill Bradley-Levine, Kari A. Carr

Journal of Catholic Education

In this article, the authors share findings from an ethnographic study drawn from an evaluation of an after-school program directed by a Catholic diocese to meet the educational needs of children attending urban Catholic schools. The authors used critical research methods within the context of Catholic social teaching (CST) as a theoretical framework for the data presented in this article. Two themes emerged during this data collection and analysis. The first theme, student interactions, describes the helpful ways that students engaged with each other during the after-school program, and also the manner in which students exhibited a need for greater ...


Examining Teachers' Self-Described Responses To Student Behavior Through The Lens Of Catholic Social Teaching Principles, Angela Marie Mucci Ph.D. Mar 2015

Examining Teachers' Self-Described Responses To Student Behavior Through The Lens Of Catholic Social Teaching Principles, Angela Marie Mucci Ph.D.

Journal of Catholic Education

The current study examined how teacher beliefs about the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching (CST)— dignity of the human person, seeking the common good, and preferential option for the poor and vulnerable— affected self-described responses to student behavior problems. In-depth interviews with seven secondary Catholic school teachers were analyzed using methods identified in grounded theory. Analyses reveal self-described responses towards behavior differed based on teacher beliefs about the student as an individual and within the context of the classroom. In particular, teacher congruence between beliefs and self-described responses to behavior was seen more in relation to the CST tenets— dignity ...


Editors' Introduction, Mary K. Mccullough, Karen Huchting, Martin Scanlan Mar 2015

Editors' Introduction, Mary K. Mccullough, Karen Huchting, Martin Scanlan

Journal of Catholic Education

Introduction to the March 2015 issue.