chapter  4
Catholic schools post-Vatican II: a review of research studies
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A challenge in reviewing empirical studies, as every research student knows, is whether to present a historical account, which provides a cumulative record (but which ignores major themes and cultural settings), or, on the other hand, to construct a culturally located and thematic analysis which may obscure the historical sequencing of the work. A further problem arises in making judgements of selectivity, i.e. what are defined to be major and significant research studies in a given field.