Title

Catalyst Schools: The Catholic Ethos and Public Charter Schools

Status

Faculty

School

Kamalnotivz School of Education

Department

Leadership

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

Journal of Catholic Education

Description/Abstract

During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called “religious charter schools.” Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the same values and pedagogical approaches as found in faith-based schools. In this article, the authors examined three Chicago public charter schools that are modeled on the successful San Miguel Schools, which are run by the Christian Brothers and are located in impoverished urban areas. After interviewing 40 participants, observing 20 classrooms, and reviewing archival documents, the authors described the challenges faced, tensions experienced, and lessons learned while transferring a Lasallian (Christian Brother) educational model into the public sector.

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

125

Last Page

158

Scholarly

yes

DOI

10.15365/joce.1802072015

Disciplines

Education

Original Citation

Proehl, R., Everett, S. & Starnes, H. (2015). Catalyst Schools: Public Charter Schools and the Catholic Ethos, Journal of Catholic Education, 18 (2). Doi:10.15365/joce.1802072015. http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/ce/vol18/iss2/7/

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