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Catholic Education in a Changing World

reviewed by Robert Hassenger - 1968

coverTitle: Catholic Education in a Changing World
Author(s): George N. Shuster
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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One need not be a cliche-monger to assert that Catholic education is in transition. The nearly 300 colleges and universities, 2,000 high schools, and over 10,000 elementary schools add up to an enterprise that is as huge as it is diverse. The two books under discussion here approach parts of this loosely-structured "system"-for no one yet comprehends the whole -from different but overlapping perspectives. We find in fact interesting variations from the approaches of the disciplines these men represent, with the litterateur Shuster employing statistical data at times to make his case; and the sociologist Greeley relying on evidence gathered more by interview and subjective impression than by rigorous sociological methodology. The Shuster book, meant as a companion volume to the Carnegie-backed Notre Dame study of Catholic elementary and secondary education (Catholic Schools in Action), addresses a great many matters presently troubling both friends and enemies of Catholic-and other church-sponsored-education. Among... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 2, 1968, p. 175-180
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1941, Date Accessed: 8/3/2021 10:24:22 PM

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