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Catholic School Educators As Adaptive Leaders: A Structure For Prophetic Action In Response To Covid-19, John T. James Jun 2020

Catholic School Educators As Adaptive Leaders: A Structure For Prophetic Action In Response To Covid-19, John T. James

COVID-19 and Catholic Schools

This article shares the perspectives of Catholic educational practitioners in the United States as they responded to the challenges of COVID-19. The article then turns to the challenges for practitioners ahead and suggests a prophetic response utilizing the adaptive leadership framework. It outlines some of the issues and questions that must be addressed for the Fall semester. It concludes with references to scripture, Pope Francis, and others regarding a prophetic response to COVID-19 as a tempestuous sea.


Subsidiarity & Innovation During The Pandemic, Timothy Uhl Jun 2020

Subsidiarity & Innovation During The Pandemic, Timothy Uhl

COVID-19 and Catholic Schools

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, Catholic schools have been faced with numerous challenges, including finances, human resources, and curriculum. Catholic schools are founded on the principle of subsidiarity, a system that provides an uneven capacity for each school. This essay reflects on the impacts of subsidiarity in this time of crisis, concluding that a system founded on allowing each school to make its own decisions has provided uneven results.


Covid-19 Crisis, Impacts On Catholic Schools, And Potential Responses | Part Ii: Developing Countries With Focus On Sub-Saharan Africa, Quentin Wodon May 2020

Covid-19 Crisis, Impacts On Catholic Schools, And Potential Responses | Part Ii: Developing Countries With Focus On Sub-Saharan Africa, Quentin Wodon

COVID-19 and Catholic Schools

In developing countries as in developed countries, the COVID-19 crisis has led to near universal school closures that will affect children’s ability to learn, especially in countries with limited infrastructure for distance learning. While most children are likely to return to school when they reopen, quite a few may drop out. In addition, the economic recession generated by the crisis will affect livelihoods, leading to higher rates of poverty and food insecurity. This also may have negative impacts on both Catholic schools and their students. This paper, the second in a set of two, looks at likely impacts of ...


Covid-19 Crisis, Impacts On Catholic Schools, And Potential Responses | Part 1: Developed Countries With Focus On The United States, Quentin Wodon May 2020

Covid-19 Crisis, Impacts On Catholic Schools, And Potential Responses | Part 1: Developed Countries With Focus On The United States, Quentin Wodon

COVID-19 and Catholic Schools

The COVID-19 crisis has led to widespread temporary school closures and a deep economic recession. School closures have threatened children’s ability to learn and later return to school well prepared. The impact of the economic recession is going to be even more devastating: first for students, but also for the ability of some Catholic schools to maintain their enrollment and remain sustainable financially in countries where they do not benefit from government support. This paper, the first in a set of two, looks at some of the likely impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on Catholic Schools in developed countries ...


Covid-19 Crisis, Impacts On Catholic Schools, And Potential Responses: Introduction, Quentin Wodon May 2020

Covid-19 Crisis, Impacts On Catholic Schools, And Potential Responses: Introduction, Quentin Wodon

COVID-19 and Catholic Schools

The COVID-19 crisis has generated unprecedented challenges for Catholic schools and their students, as is the case for other school networks. First, school closures have affected 9 in 10 school-aged children globally, with risks for the children’s ability to learn when the schools are closed, and later return to school when the crisis subsides. Second, the economic recession generated by the crisis will not only affect children, but also in some cases the ability of Catholic and other private schools to maintain their enrollment, and thereby their financial sustainability, at least in countries where the schools do not benefit ...


Remembrance Of A Christian Brothers’ Education, James R. Valadez Oct 2019

Remembrance Of A Christian Brothers’ Education, James R. Valadez

Journal of Catholic Education

This study describes the experiences of a group of individuals who attended a southern California Catholic boys’ high school, and the men who taught them. The goal of this study was to relate a narrative that explained how an education, steeped in the Christian Brothers’ mission provided a quality education for the poor, and shaped the lives, perspectives, and values of the graduates. The narrative, reported through a social perspective inspired by Catholic Social Teaching (CST), the philosophical writings of Jacques Maritain and Alisdair MacIntyre, showed how the graduates received a quality education from the Brothers, and absorbed a strong ...


Book Review: Deep Learning: Engage The World Change The World, William Loose Oct 2019

Book Review: Deep Learning: Engage The World Change The World, William Loose

Journal of Catholic Education

Review of Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World by Michael Fullan, Joanne Quinn, and Joanne McEachen


The Influence Of School Catholicity On Sport Educator-Coaches, Matt Hoven, Trevor Egli Oct 2019

The Influence Of School Catholicity On Sport Educator-Coaches, Matt Hoven, Trevor Egli

Journal of Catholic Education

In practice, sports often play a major role in shaping the identity of Catholic schools. Theorists consider how to better integrate religious faith into sports programs. We argue that it is also imperative to investigate how the schools' catholicity influences educator-coaches experiences of sport. Based upon analysis of a phenomenological research project in Edmonton, Canada, our study uncovered factors of lift (i.e., feeling part of something bigger, mentor-coaches as doers of the Word, and communal or relational elements) and drag (i.e., treatment of non-Catholics, seeking an authentic faith, and a lack of reflection on the integration of sport ...


Beauty, Bees, And God: The Fibonacci Sequence As A Theological Springboard In Secondary Mathematics, John D. Brahier Oct 2019

Beauty, Bees, And God: The Fibonacci Sequence As A Theological Springboard In Secondary Mathematics, John D. Brahier

Journal of Catholic Education

Catholic schools primarily should be in the business of making saints. This article identifies and explores a meaningful, engaging point of contact between mathematics and theology for high school math classes, the Fibonacci Sequence. This sequence serves as an engaging introduction to sequences and series; more importantly, the topic can be used as a springboard to theological discussions. The paper will provide a brief historical background to the Fibonacci Sequence, an explanation of how it can be used in a high school math classroom, and an exploration of three different theological touchpoints that the Fibonacci Sequence offers.


Preparing Catholic Educators To Educate And Evangelize In 21st Century Schools, Action Research Of An Analysis Of Educator Preparation Program Requirements Including Professional And Pedagogical, Relational, Formational And Evangelistic Education For P-16 Students (Profess), Mary K. Mcvey Dr., Susan R. Poyo Dr. Oct 2019

Preparing Catholic Educators To Educate And Evangelize In 21st Century Schools, Action Research Of An Analysis Of Educator Preparation Program Requirements Including Professional And Pedagogical, Relational, Formational And Evangelistic Education For P-16 Students (Profess), Mary K. Mcvey Dr., Susan R. Poyo Dr.

Journal of Catholic Education

Abstract

The preparation of effective, knowledgeable and caring educators whose mission is to serve society through direct contact with and instruction of students, is the topic of this action research. We sought to determine how we as a teacher preparation program within a dynamic Catholic university could ensure that our Catholic identity was truly evident and nurtured in our teacher candidates as they prepare to engage in the extremely important job of offering what is a universal right to an education to PK-12 students, in a variety of learning environments. The analysis of this teacher preparation program included a review ...


Book Review: Educating In Christ: A Practical Handbook For Developing The Catholic Faith From Childhood To Adolescence—For Parents, Teachers, Catechists And School Administrators, Thomas V. Gourlay Oct 2019

Book Review: Educating In Christ: A Practical Handbook For Developing The Catholic Faith From Childhood To Adolescence—For Parents, Teachers, Catechists And School Administrators, Thomas V. Gourlay

Journal of Catholic Education

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Book Review: Into Silence And Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965, John White Oct 2019

Book Review: Into Silence And Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965, John White

Journal of Catholic Education

Book review of Titley (2014), Into Silence and Servitude: How American Girls Became Nuns, 1945-1965


Book Review: The Multi-Age Learning Community In Action: Creating A Caring School Environment For All Children, Elizabeth Gil Phd May 2019

Book Review: The Multi-Age Learning Community In Action: Creating A Caring School Environment For All Children, Elizabeth Gil Phd

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract


Book Review: Mentoring With Meaning: How Educators Can Be More Professional And Effective, Tracey Lamont May 2019

Book Review: Mentoring With Meaning: How Educators Can Be More Professional And Effective, Tracey Lamont

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract


Book Review: Fordham, A History Of The Jesuit University Of New York: 1841 – 2003, Michael Rizzi May 2019

Book Review: Fordham, A History Of The Jesuit University Of New York: 1841 – 2003, Michael Rizzi

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract


More Schools, Larger Schools, Or Both? Patterns Of Enrollment Growth In K12 Catholic Schools Globally, Quentin Wodon May 2019

More Schools, Larger Schools, Or Both? Patterns Of Enrollment Growth In K12 Catholic Schools Globally, Quentin Wodon

Journal of Catholic Education

After the governments of China and India, the Catholic Church is probably the third largest provider of K12 education in the world. How has growth in enrollment in K12 Catholic schools varied across countries over the last two decades? Which countries have accounted for most of the growth at the regional and global level? What has been the role of the number of schools and the size of schools in enrollment growth, or in the decline observed in some countries? Given trends towards higher enrollment in the developing world due to population growth and higher educational attainment, has enrollment growth ...


National Standards And Benchmarks For Effective Catholic Schools: An Archdiocesan Framework For Excellence, Kathleen A. Cepelka May 2019

National Standards And Benchmarks For Effective Catholic Schools: An Archdiocesan Framework For Excellence, Kathleen A. Cepelka

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided


Nsbecs Program Effectiveness Surveys: A Tool For Strategic Planning And School Improvement, David Faber May 2019

Nsbecs Program Effectiveness Surveys: A Tool For Strategic Planning And School Improvement, David Faber

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided.


The Nsbecs Impelling Action In South Carolina, Sandra Leatherwood May 2019

The Nsbecs Impelling Action In South Carolina, Sandra Leatherwood

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided


Sowing The Nsbecs: Professional Development Approaches For Sustained Catholic School Change, Kristin Barstow Melley May 2019

Sowing The Nsbecs: Professional Development Approaches For Sustained Catholic School Change, Kristin Barstow Melley

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided.


Leadership By The Standards: Constructing A Principal Evaluation Protocol Based On The Nsbecs, Thomas J. Kiely May 2019

Leadership By The Standards: Constructing A Principal Evaluation Protocol Based On The Nsbecs, Thomas J. Kiely

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided.


The National Catholic Standards As A Unifying Strategy, Henry Fortier May 2019

The National Catholic Standards As A Unifying Strategy, Henry Fortier

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Focus Section: Implementing The Nsbecs, Lorraine Ozar, Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill May 2019

Introduction To The Focus Section: Implementing The Nsbecs, Lorraine Ozar, Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill

Journal of Catholic Education

Introduction to the Focus Section on Implementation of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS).


The Nsbecs: The Foundation For Effective Catholic Principal Preparation, Debra Sullivan, Jorge Pena May 2019

The Nsbecs: The Foundation For Effective Catholic Principal Preparation, Debra Sullivan, Jorge Pena

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided.


Seminarian Sentiments About Catholic Schools, Kevin J. Calkins, John J. Convey May 2019

Seminarian Sentiments About Catholic Schools, Kevin J. Calkins, John J. Convey

Journal of Catholic Education

Three hundred sixty-one seminarians from the 48 diocesan seminaries in the United States and the North American College in Rome, Italy responded to a survey regarding their sentiments about the value of Catholic schools, their effectiveness, and the importance of financially supporting them. The results suggest that while diocesan seminarians are generally supportive of Catholic schools, they are more positive about the value of Catholic schools and the importance of providing financial support than they are about the effectiveness of Catholic schools, especially their religious effectiveness. The seminarians’ sentiments toward value and financial support are comparable to those of previous ...


National Standards And Benchmarks For Effective Catholic Elementary And Secondary Schools: An Effective Tool For School Accreditation, Margaret Erich, Angelia D. Salas May 2019

National Standards And Benchmarks For Effective Catholic Elementary And Secondary Schools: An Effective Tool For School Accreditation, Margaret Erich, Angelia D. Salas

Journal of Catholic Education

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Building A Bridge: How The Catholic Church And The Lgbt Community Can Enter Into A Relationship Of Respect, Compassion, And Sensitivity, Lalo Moreno Jan 2019

Book Review: Building A Bridge: How The Catholic Church And The Lgbt Community Can Enter Into A Relationship Of Respect, Compassion, And Sensitivity, Lalo Moreno

Journal of Catholic Education

Book review of Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity by James Martin, S.J.


Introduction To The Special Issue: The Challenges And Opportunities Of Including The Lgbtq Community In Catholic Education, Karen Huchting, Emily Fisher Jan 2019

Introduction To The Special Issue: The Challenges And Opportunities Of Including The Lgbtq Community In Catholic Education, Karen Huchting, Emily Fisher

Journal of Catholic Education

This special issue is dedicated to disseminating recent research about the opportunities and challenges of including the LGBTQ community in Catholic education. The relationship between Catholic educational institutions and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) can be complicated. As Catholic organizations, Catholic schools are governed by the rules of the church, and as educational institutions, Catholic schools must be responsive to the needs of students, families, and communities, as well as to changes in the larger sociopolitical landscape. LGBTQ people, whether students, parents, teachers, or administrators, exist in Catholic educational institutions, yet there has been a ...


Homophobia In Catholic Schools: An Exploration Of Teachers’ Rights And Experiences In Canada And Australia, Tonya D. Callaghan, Lisa Van Leent Jan 2019

Homophobia In Catholic Schools: An Exploration Of Teachers’ Rights And Experiences In Canada And Australia, Tonya D. Callaghan, Lisa Van Leent

Journal of Catholic Education

Little is known about the experiences of non-heterosexual educators in Catholic schools. This international comparative analysis reveals previously unreported data from Australian and Canadian qualitative studies that examine the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) teachers, and LGBTI Allies from Australia and Canada who are currently teaching or have taught in Catholic schools. Bringing their work together for the first time, the two lead researchers compare their investigations and reveal disheartening similarities with religiously inspired homophobia despite differing legal and policy contexts of the two countries. These two studies reveal that LGBTI teachers, and LGBTI Allies, rely ...


Book Review: Homophobia In The Hallways: Heterosexism And Transphobia In Canadian Catholic Schools, Roy Quinto Jan 2019

Book Review: Homophobia In The Hallways: Heterosexism And Transphobia In Canadian Catholic Schools, Roy Quinto

Journal of Catholic Education

Book review of Homophobia in the Hallways: Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools by Tonya D. Callaghan