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Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

James L. Heft

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Catholic high schools in the United States have been undergoing three major changes: the shift to primarily lay leadership and teachers; the transition to a more consumerist and pluralist culture; ... More


New Models and More Money

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses two threats to the survival of Catholic high schools: the charter school movement and the ever-rising cost of going to a Catholic school. It also examines some new models for ... More


Students Today: Descriptions

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter returns first to the question of the shape of the culture of the United States. More specifically, it examines the results of several national studies on adolescents and their religious ... More


Teachers: Calling and Response

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter makes the case for the argument that teaching is the most important of all the professions by describing how teachers, and not just administrators, are leaders in a special way. Becoming ... More


American Culture and Religion

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter highlights five general themes in contemporary US culture that leaders of Catholic high schools need to understand. The first two are clearly historically rooted: the stress on ... More


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