Jesuit higher education is now increasingly represented by lay faculty and administrators. The pressure is on lay faculty and administrators to carry over the Jesuit culture into the future of Jesuit higher education. Challenges to this project include the disparity between a Jesuit identity grounded in mission and the different life circumstances of lay faculty. This study undertook a narrative inquiry into the attitudes of Jesuits and laypeople toward the changing leadership and the influence of self-perceptions as grounded in their differing personal standpoints. The inquiry covered several topics in particular, including points of difference regarding the culture and the future of Jesuit higher education; points of commonality; and personal relationships and their influence upon leadership. Data were gathered using face-to-face interviews and analyzed using axial coding and concept mapping.
|Advisor:||Gilman, Owen W.|
|Commitee:||Rafferty, Patricia D., Frain , Brian|
|School:||Saint Joseph's University|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/5(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education, Pedagogy, Clergy, Gender studies, Womens studies, Higher education, Educational administration, Theology|
|Keywords:||Catholic education, Jesuit education, Jesuit universities, Jesuits|
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