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By Terence McLaughlin, Joseph O'Keefe

This choice of essays via American and British authors discusses how the tools and problems with Catholic education have gotten of accelerating curiosity to non-Catholic colleges - as a result of the Catholic approach to education being perceived as extra humane.

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Moreover, many of these schools are located in very disadvantaged communities and constitute an important resource to their communities. It is observations such as these which lead us to conclude that Catholic schools serve the common good and the public has a stake in their preservation. Notes 1 In addition to the research reported in Chapter 9, Riordan (1985), using NLS72 data, also found positive effects on achievement for Catholic girls’ schools. A report on recent field research in progress, however, (Lee and Marks, 1991) suggest that this pattern may not be generally characteristic of other non-Catholic schools.

They now educate a very broad cross-section of Americans of diverse race, ethnicity and social class. They accomplish this with very modest fiscal resources and in the process extend significant educational opportunities to many. Instruction is not narrow, divisive, or sectarian, but rather is informed by a generous conception of democratic life in a post-modern society. Moreover, many of these schools are located in very disadvantaged communities and constitute an important resource to their communities.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS (1984) Bulletin, February. NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS (1987) Digest of Educational Statistics, Washington, DC, Government Printing Office. RIORDAN, C. (1985) ‘Public and Catholic schooling: The effects of gender context policy’, American Journal of Education, 5, pp. 518–40. TILLICH, P. (1957) Dynamics of Faith, New York, Harper and Row. T. (1987) The Truly Disadvantaged, Chicago, University of Chicago Press. Cooper In the inner-cities of the United States today, ill-educated children live in druginfested, dangerous, even deadly, conditions.

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