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Wodon, Quentin – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
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…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Churches, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends
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Fitzpatrick, Colleen – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
Research in Catholic schools has focused on how the promotion of Catholic identity influences the leadership of the school (Wallace, 2000; Scanlan, 2011) and how the leadership of the school influences the Catholic identity of the school (Fuller & Johnson, 2014), but little attention has been given to how this purpose influences the classroom…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Catholic Schools, History Instruction, Institutional Mission
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McGah, Marianne H. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
High school religion teachers in Catholic schools are central to the mission of such schools and teach in every Catholic high school. Research on effective teaching has not traditionally included this subset of teachers. The overall purpose of this study was to research the best instructional practices for high school religion teachers in…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
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Kiely, Thomas J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
One of the anticipated results of the wider adoption and use of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) has been the call for different tools aligned to the NSBECS. Multiple (arch)dioceses and schools have endeavored to construct such tools for their own use. In the state of Wisconsin, the Catholic Conference…
Descriptors: Administrator Evaluation, Principals, Catholic Schools, National Standards
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Leatherwood, Sandra – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The Diocese of Charleston is composed of 32 schools, of which 26 are parish elementary, two parish PK through 12, and 4 diocesan secondary schools. Unlike many dioceses in the United States, the Diocese of Charleston is unique in that it encompasses the entire state of South Carolina. This poses a challenge not only geographically, but also in…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Religious Education
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Sullivan, Debra; Peña, Jorge – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) are a national articulation of defining characteristics and performance benchmarks that guide Catholic schools in assessing, strengthening, and sustaining their operations in four Domains: Mission and Catholic Identity, Governance and Leadership, Academic Excellence, and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Catholics, Catholic Schools
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Zoeller, Adam P.; Malewitz, Thomas E. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
With many of the Catholic student population disengaged from regular ritual experiences their working vocabulary of the prayers and knowledge of the Church is limited. A beneficial bridge for many of these disconnected students, specifically male adolescents has been the use of storytelling in connection to Catholic themes to lay the foundations…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, Catholic Schools, Story Telling
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Cepelka, Kathleen A. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee's system of Catholic schools currently consists of 95 elementary schools and 15 high schools in the 10-county region of southeastern Wisconsin. According to the National Catholic Educational Association's (NCEA's) 2017-2018 "Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment, and Staffing," Milwaukee ranks 12th…
Descriptors: National Standards, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, School Effectiveness
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Calkins, Kevin J.; Convey, John J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
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…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Clergy, Cross Cultural Studies
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Ozar, Lorraine A.; Weitzel-O'Neill, Patricia; Barton, Teresa; Calteaux, Elizabeth; Hunter, Cristina J.; Yi, Shiya – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS) were published in 2012 to serve as both a guide and assessment tool for PK-12 Catholic school effectiveness and sustainability. The NSBECS rest on the conviction that adhering to these standards and benchmarks with fidelity will result in highly…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, National Standards, Academic Standards, Benchmarking
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Erich, Margaret; Salas, Angelia D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
In 2012, as the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS) were published, the Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) embarked on a mission to update its school accreditation process in an effort to refresh the process and to better align with current educational…
Descriptors: National Standards, Academic Standards, Benchmarking, School Effectiveness
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Faber, David – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
When the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) were first developed, principal and superintendent of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan, David Faber writes in this article of his elation at the possibilities for measuring quality and for addressing total school improvement that the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Surveys, Strategic Planning, School Effectiveness
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Melley, Kristin Barstow – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
All Catholic schools face difficulties of one kind or another, some self-made, some inherited. The rise and fall of new school models over the past 15 years remind us that there are no silver bullets to mend these challenges. Instead there are seeds, carefully selected and properly placed, tended and tethered as seedlings, taking root and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Catholic Schools, Organizational Change, Sustainability
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Fenzel, L. Mickey; Richardson, Kathy D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The persistent inequalities in urban public education in the U.S. that have left far too many Black and Hispanic male students behind with respect to academic skill development, high school graduation, and college success have led Catholic groups to provide alternative secondary school models to advance the academic and career success of urban…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Resilience (Psychology), Males, Urban Schools
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
What are the linguistic resources for teachers who pray in contemporary Catholic school classrooms? This article considers the intersections of prayer and language practice, and makes central two arguments. The first is that educational prayer--a particular type of teacher-led extemporaneous prayer in Catholic schools--is a linguistic phenomenon,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Religious Factors, Sociolinguistics, Catholic Educators
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