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Catholic Higher EducationA Culture in Crisis$
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Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305517

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195305515.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction
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Catholic Higher Education
Author(s):

Melanie M. Morey

John J. Piderit (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195305515.003.0001

This chapter describes the current cultural context, both secular and Catholic, in which Catholic colleges and universities operate. It establishes the claims of these institutions their Catholic identity and mission distinguishes them within the landscape of American higher education. The data from the first phase of a national study of Catholic higher education that led to the more extensive second phase are analyzed. The design and methodology of both the first and second phases of the study are also discussed.

Keywords:   Catholic, identity, mission, culture, methodology

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