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Medina, Cruz – Composition Studies, 2019
Scholars in rhetoric and composition have questioned to what extent the field can be decolonial because of the gatekeeping role that writing plays in the university. This article examines the decolonial potential of implementing multilingual practices in first-year composition (fyc), enacting what Walter Mignolo calls "epistemic…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Postcolonialism, Multilingualism, College Freshmen
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
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
Dessus, Jennifer Leigh – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Although there has been an increase in higher education enrollment, at Catholic institutions underrepresented students are graduating at lower rates than White and non-first generation students. The lack of persistence of these underrepresented students leads to an attainment gap wider than that at other private universities. Furthermore, it…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Persistence
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Mohr, James M. – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2009
This paper examines how the academic study of hate can be understood through Catholic social justice teachings with an emphasis on the Jesuit commitment to faith and justice to allow for a critical reflection on the relationship between theory and practice. To make the connections between social justice and the study of hate, the paper begins with…
Descriptors: Catholics, Males, Religious Cultural Groups, Catholic Schools
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Laguarda, Ana Isabel; Woodward, Walter Pierce – School Psychology International, 2013
This article details a pilot program of mother tongue instruction in five primary schools for classes one through three, in Kajokeji County, Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. The program was launched by teachers and volunteers with the support of the Jesuit Refugee Service, an international non-governmental organization. The research examines…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, African Languages, Pilot Projects
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Reinhardt, Suzanne – Open Praxis, 2018
"UNESCO believes that education is a human right for all throughout life and that access must be matched by quality." While this statement is a worthy ideal, it does not meet the needs of all populations, especially our most vulnerable. The refugee crisis has opened up new channels for education to find its place among the supports given…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Refugees, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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Seethaler, Ina C. – About Campus, 2018
In 2006, Una, the feminist student organization at Saint Louis University (SLU)--a midsized, Midwestern, urban, Jesuit/Catholic university--was denied campus space to perform Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," an episodic play that portrays women's experiences with their bodies to raise awareness and funds for charitable organizations…
Descriptors: Campuses, Case Studies, Activism, Social Justice
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Valiente, Orfilio Ernesto – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2015
In 1965, the Jesuit-run Central American University (UCA) was launched in El Salvador as the wealthy family's educational alternative to the increasingly leftist National University. But within a decade, the UCA would shift its focus to the inequalities and injustice experienced by the country's popular majorities and to its own role as society's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Universities
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Maita, Gianna – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
Civic engagement of young people has evolved in Nicaragua as its political environment has changed. There is a marked difference between youth involvement in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution from 1979 through the early 1980s, when it was a cultural norm for young people to serve in solidarity with the poor, and today, when universities…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Citizen Participation
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Boquet, Elizabeth; Kazer, Meredith; Manister, Nancy; Lucas, Owen; Shaw, Michael; Madaffari, Valerie; Gannett, Cinthia – Across the Disciplines, 2015
In 2010, Fairfield University, a Jesuit Carnegie Masters Level 1 University located in the Northeast, established its first doctoral-level program: the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). In a developing program such as the DNP, some of the most pressing concerns of current rhetoric and writing in the disciplines align and interact with the…
Descriptors: Nurses, Nursing Education, Graduate Students, Nursing Students
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
Christensen, Justin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In recent decades, researchers have made considerable contributions to the field of new teacher induction. More specifically, they have demonstrated that an effective induction program can increase teacher effectiveness and decrease teacher attrition (Ingersoll & Smith 2004; Ingersoll & Strong 2011; Villar & Strong 2007). Yet, little…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Catholic Schools, Secondary Schools, Teacher Effectiveness
Williamson, Robin Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This research study analyzed the results of the Jesuit Universities Consortium in comparison with the results of the Catholic Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges Consortia as measured by the 2005 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in order to determine and identify any statistically significant differences…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Church Related Colleges, Comparative Analysis, College Freshmen
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Whitehead, Maurice – History of Education, 2007
Jesuit education provided the first rigorous educational "system" in the Western world from the 1540s onwards. By 1773 more than 700 Jesuit colleges and universities educating some 250,000 students worldwide constituted the largest educational network in existence up to that time. At the present day, in 68 countries worldwide, the…
Descriptors: Historiography, Historians, Archives, Catholic Schools
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