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Death of effective schools expert Br Marcellin Flynn


Marist Brother Marcellin Flynn, who researched and wrote on the effectiveness of Australian Catholic schools for more than 25 years, died on Saturday at the age of 72.

He began his study of Catholic students in secondary schools in the early 1970s. His first book, Some Catholic Schools in Action (1975) was a significant contribution to an understanding of Catholic schools.

His subsequent publications, The Effectiveness of Catholic Schools (1985), and The Culture of Catholic Schools (1993), continued this study of Catholic secondary school students. His final publication Catholic Schools 2000 (2002), which was co-authored with Dr Magdalena Mok drew together his previous surveys and publications.

Together these books form the most extensive longitudinal study ever taken on the effectiveness of Catholic schools in NSW.

Br Marcellin was a Fellow of the Australian College of Eductors and in 1995 was awarded the John A. Taylor Award for Excellence in Research.

A statement released yesterday by the Sydney Archdiocese Catholic Education Office said his passing "will be felt by colleagues in his Religious community and the academic worlds of the Australian Catholic University and schools".

SOURCE
DEATH OF MARCELLIN FLYNN (CEO Sydney 24/5/04)

LINKS
Br Marcellin Flynn (CEC NSW)
Flynn, Marcellin (St Paul's Publications) | The Effectiveness of Catholic Schools (1985) | Culture of Catholic Schools (1993)
The Effectiveness of Catholic Schools Powerpoint presentation (CEC NSW)


25 May 2004