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Currie, Charles L. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2011
In the mid-1990s, several hundred Catholic educators gathered at the University of St. Thomas, attempting to move the discussion of Catholic mission and identity away from a debate about juridical relationships and toward mission-inspired work for social and civil responsibility, with a commitment to research and teaching in Catholic studies.…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Identification
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Classen, Albrecht – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2018
Recent debates about the future of academia have focused primarily on teaching the STEM subjects. This is certainly a valuable call for action, but it also threatens to ignore the significant contributions of the humanities and other fields. This article presents a workable alternative by way of looking at more technical writings by 18th-century…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Second Language Instruction, German, German Literature
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Estrada, Fernando – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
While the interpersonal relationship between the student and teacher is important for learning, the specific quality of the student-teacher relationship in higher education and its effects on learning remains understudied. Striving to enliven this area of study is the concept of the teaching alliance as understood through Jesuit tradition. The…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning
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Diaz, Sara P. – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2016
As women's and gender studies (WGS) is increasingly seen as an indispensable part of the academic landscape, a growing number of professors find themselves teaching WGS at religiously affiliated institutions. After she finished my PhD in feminist studies, the author transitioned into a new job as tenure-track faculty in a women's and gender…
Descriptors: Feminism, Teaching Methods, Womens Studies, Minority Groups
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Lynch, Patrick; S. J.; Mizak, Pat – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
A growing interest in the communication to students of the mission and identity of a higher education institution prompted this study about the presence of Catholic, Jesuit values in the introductory religious studies course at a faith-based university. To conduct this study a survey instrument was developed, piloted, further refined, and then…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Introductory Courses, Catholics, Higher Education
Hendrickson, Daniel Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The philosopher Charles Taylor argues in "A Secular Age" (2007) that people who live in secular cultures are losing the capacity to experience genuine "fullness." Described by Taylor as a philosophical-anthropological conception of human flourishing that corresponds with existential senses of meaning and purpose, fullness is…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Instruction, Humanism
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Pinto, Ambrose – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2014
The Jesuit project of education in India that began with St Francis Xavier and flourished due to the support of colonial masters at its establishment was distinctive in its aims and objectives. The Jesuits taught the lowly and the mighty with the sole aim of "evangelisation", a term that has changed its meaning depending on contexts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Catholic Schools, Christianity
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Krusemark, Renee C. – Creighton Journal of Interdisciplinary Leadership, 2016
Employers seek college graduates with leadership skills, but studies indicate not all students graduate with leadership ability. Furthermore, an interdisciplinary perspective of leadership implies that leadership learning and ability can be achieved with a variety of methods. This study sought to understand how reading fiction, including comic…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Fiction, Cartoons, Books
Klug, Joseph H. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Teachers who engage in reflective practice are more effective and may encourage higher student achievement. The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the methods that teachers use in order to engage in reflective practice. Further, it is essential to gain an understanding of how schools, including Jesuit high schools, promote reflective…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, High Schools, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Effectiveness
Pampel, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative, multisite case study used Dee Fink's taxonomy of significant learning as a lens through which to examine the curricular structure, academic practices, and graduate outcomes for honors programs at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Special attention was given to the distinctive quality of Ignatian pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Honors Curriculum, Outcomes of Education
Ryscavage, Richard; Canaris, Michael M. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
More than three-quarters of administrators, faculty and staff at Jesuit colleges agree or strongly agree that "admitting, enrolling, and supporting undocumented students fits with the mission of the institution." And yet 40% recently said there were no known programs or outreach to undocumented students of which they were aware. There is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, College Planning
Cole, Xavier Alexander – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The study was an exploration of how participants in lay formation mission and identity programs on three Jesuit higher education campuses understand their experiences of the programs; what competencies were developed as a result of participation; and how the programs helped participants understand the cultural context of Jesuit higher education.…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Organizational Culture, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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Mesa, Jose – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2013
Jesuit education has gone to a renewal process in recent decades as a response to the Vatican Council II and the Society of Jesus's own call for renovation. This process has been conceived as part of our living tradition that began with the "Ratio Studiorum" and the opening of many schools and universities through the world in the late…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Religious Organizations, Catholics, Catholic Schools
Muoneme, Maduabuchi Leo – ProQuest LLC, 2014
In this hermeneutics of leadership study, my purpose was to discover and understand the phenomena of Catholic and Jesuit university presidential leadership through the lenses of seven Jesuit university leaders' emeriti and Father Theodore Hesburgh. Beyond the general backdrop of higher education in America, a systematic overview of organizational…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Leadership, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
Reiter, Lisa Rose – ProQuest LLC, 2012
"The Role of the Chief Student Affairs Officer in Promoting the Jesuit Mission of the University" is a qualitative comparative case study of three lay (non-cleric, non-Jesuit) chief student affairs officers employed in three U.S. Jesuit higher educational institutions. As the number of Jesuits decreases, a significant question is how the…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Institutional Mission, Church Related Colleges, Administrator Role
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