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By Philip Gleason

How did Catholic schools and universities take care of the modernization of schooling and the increase of analysis universities? during this publication, Philip Gleason bargains the 1st finished research of Catholic larger schooling within the 20th century, tracing the evolution of responses to an more and more secular academic process. at the start of the century, Catholics approved modernization within the organizational sphere whereas resisting it ideologically. confident of the reality in their spiritual and highbrow place, the restructured Catholic schools grew quickly after international warfare I, dedicated to teaching for a "Catholic Renaissance." This spirit of militance carried over into the post-World warfare II period, yet new currents have been additionally stirring as Catholics started to glance extra favorably on modernity in its American shape. in the meantime, their faculties and universities have been being remodeled via carrying on with progress and professionalization. through the 1960's, adjustments in church instructing and cultural upheaval in American society strengthened the interior transformation already below approach, developing an "identity obstacle" which left Catholic educators doubtful in their goal. Emphasizing the significance to American tradition of the expansion of schooling in any respect degrees, Gleason connects the Catholic tale with significant nationwide developments and historic occasions. by way of situating advancements in greater schooling in the context of yankee Catholic idea, Contending with Modernity offers the fullest account on hand of the highbrow improvement of yank Catholicism within the 20th century.

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Four years elapsed before the North Central delegates could agree on standards and procedures, and the Association did not actually issue a separate listing of approved colleges and universities until 1913.

4 The "small boy problem" was not peculiar to Catholic institutions at the turn of the century; the great majority of American colleges still harbored preparatory departments. But the arrangement was so definitely out of date as to mark such places as behind the times and academically inferior. That was the case with Catholic colleges as a group, since prep students outnumbered true collegians by a sizable proportion and would continue to do so over the next two decades. Moreover, many of them were so small that their collegiate programs could not be other than weak.

Four years elapsed before the North Central delegates could agree on standards and procedures, and the Association did not actually issue a separate listing of approved colleges and universities until 1913.

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