Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1999

Publication Source

Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice

Abstract

Focus groups conducted with students, parents, teachers, and alumni (N=540) at 13 Catholic Marianist high schools provided rich insights into the experience and meaning of the education provided at these institutions. While academic excellence was a common thread woven across meaning given by both parents and teachers, students and alumni articulated a meaning replete with images of belonging. That these schools valued persons holistically (rather than solely academically) permeated most groups. Using theories of organizational culture as the foundation, the relationship between missions and the meaning of life in these schools is discussed.

Inclusive pages

410-428

ISBN/ISSN

2164-0246

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This document is provided for download in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file.

The journal's title was changed to Journal of Catholic Education.

Publisher

Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice

Volume

2

Issue

4

Peer Reviewed

yes


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