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O'Donoghue, Thomas Anthony – History of Education, 2020
From the mid-1960s, the teaching force in Catholic schools in Ireland that for so long had been composed primarily of members of religious orders began to change as a large number returned to the secular world and recruitment levels dropped rapidly. Concurrently there was an outpouring of order-focused hagiographic works. During the 1980s, a range…
Descriptors: Females, Religious Education, Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators
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Marquéz, Rigoberto – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This article focuses on the author's collaborative work with the "Promotoras Comunitarias" of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles who teach the "Familias Diversas" workshop series. Taught in Spanish, the project's goal is to teach parents how to become advocates for and supporters of Latina/o(x) queer youth. The work of the…
Descriptors: Spanish, Community Programs, Parent Education, Hispanic Americans
Hibner, Amelia Blanton – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study investigates how the phenomena of vocational discernment is experienced by faculty members who have participated in Collegium's summer colloquy. Through this research, the researcher contributes to the literature and discussion regarding mission in Catholic higher education, faculty development, and the role of lay faculty in Catholic…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Summer Programs, College Faculty, Catholics
Kilty, Kathleen Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study examined the extent hiring for mission and personal religious formation play a role in a Catholic parochial elementary school lay principal's spiritual leadership. This study also examined the relationship between a principal's personal and professional demographics and a principal's spiritual leadership. Ciriello (1993) was used to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Emergent Literacy, Statistical Analysis, Correlation
Messina, Barbara A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Catholic schools in the United States support the Church's mission to evangelize; in doing so, they have an impact on the future vitality of the Catholic Church. Catholic school cultures make the schools authentically Catholic and distinguish them from other educational institutions. The Church depends on administrators and teachers in the schools…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Role, Institutional Mission, School Culture
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Valenzuela-Yu, Ivette; Hosig, Kathryn; Misyak, Sarah – Journal of Extension, 2018
A sustainable Extension model for promoting health and managing lifestyle-related chronic diseases in Hispanic populations would help mitigate health disparities in Hispanic communities. Hispanic Balanced Living with Diabetes (HBLD) is a type 2 diabetes lifestyle management program that we tested in Virginia. Through postintervention focus group…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Hispanic Americans, Health Promotion, Life Style
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Capets, Mary Rachel – Journal of Religious Education, 2018
In 2014, forty-five educators from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney embarked on a sacred journey to Rome for the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. The pilgrimage was designed to offer faith formation, professional development and a means of sharing the faith with their school communities upon return. This study seeks…
Descriptors: Catholics, Religious Factors, Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers
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Cloud, Natalie – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
This paper seeks to address a gap in the literature regarding lay teachers and their role and status within Catholic schools, studies have been carried out investigating this from the perspective of teaching religious and the Catholic Church but have yet to fully investigate this from the lay teachers' perspectives themselves. The period 1940-1980…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Lay Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational History
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Smith, Lyn Marie; van der Nest, Theo – Religious Education, 2016
The Private Schools Conditional Integration Act (PSCI Act) of 1975 in New Zealand reinvigorated a Catholic education system, on the verge of financial collapse. This enacted legislation required Catholic authorities to develop and maintain the "Special Character" of the school. Financial or State aid is dependent on each school's ability…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Administrator Role, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation
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McDonough, Graham P. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
I argue that the crisis of identity Catholic schools are experiencing in the 21st century presents an opportunity for a rediscovery and expanded conversation, both within and beyond the confines of the institutional Church, of what it means to exist separately from the mainstream without restricting internal diversity. I begin by presenting…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Self Concept, Churches, Religious Factors
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Yodmongkol, Pitipong; Jaimung, Thunyaporn; Chakpitak, Nopasit; Sureephong, Pradorn – International Education Studies, 2014
At present, Thailand is confronting a serious problem of alcohol drinking behavior which needs to be solved urgently. This research aimed to identify the semantic factors on alcohol drinking behavior and to use maternal instinct driving for housewives as village health volunteers in rural communities, Thailand. Two methods were implemented as the…
Descriptors: Drinking, Foreign Countries, Alcohol Abuse, Mothers
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Krukowski, Rebecca A.; Lensing, Shelly; Love, ShaRhonda; Prewitt, T. Elaine; Adams, Becky; Cornell, Carol E.; Felix, Holly C.; West, Delia – Gerontologist, 2013
Purpose of the Study: Lay health educators (LHEs) offer great promise for facilitating the translation of evidence-based health promotion programs to underserved areas; yet, there is little guidance on how to train LHEs to implement these programs, particularly in the crucial area of empirically validated obesity interventions. Design and Methods:…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Prevention, Evidence, Intervention
Schreiber, Martin J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this case study explores the impact of an immersion experience to a least developed country on the vocation of lay teacher leaders in American Jesuit High Schools. Nine lay teacher leaders engaged in a four stage process of immersion from November 2009 to August 2010. The study employed the conceptual framework of Edward…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Immersion Programs, Lay Teachers, Teacher Leadership
Rebore, Ronald W., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
There has been a significant decline in the amount of priests and brothers who live and work at Jesuit secondary schools in the United States. The presence of Jesuits in the schools shaped the Ignatian identity of the schools' cultures. The Jesuit order, the Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA), and the high schools have recognized that…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
Caruso, Michael P., S.J. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2012
"When the Sisters Said Farewell" tells an important story of the contributions of Catholic elementary schools to the United States by chronicling the experiences and insights of religious women (nuns) who were the last members of their communities to serve in parish elementary schools, and of those lay men and women who were the first to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Nuns, Catholics, Elementary Schools
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