Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Roman A. Bernert

Second Advisor

Robert B. Nordberg


Catholic educators must be prepared to state their position definitively, to enunciate their objectives, and establish methods to attain them. Therefore it is an absolute necessity to define and outline the basic assumptions or principles which underlie a Catholic philosophy of education. This has direct practical application. Every school must have a philosophy. The school administrator helps to make the philosophy live and to attain its goals. It is the intent of this study to analyze critically several widely accepted authors who have developed complete systems in order to determine the exact nature of their presuppositions. For the Catholic educator there are three possibilities here. First, he may use a purely philosophical approach. Second, he may accept his principles from the sources of divine revelation. Third, he can combine the two.