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Understanding of the Lasallian shared mission in Africa
by Ndikum, Vitalis, M.A., Saint Mary's College of California, 2011, 133; 1501380
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the issues that are undermining the realization of Shared Mission in the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Africa, as well as to point out what binds these Lasallians together. Faced with a decrease in religious vocations, challenges in the educational system, and a numerical increase in student population and agencies, the Institute promoted "Shared Mission" to its non-ordained colleagues to save the mission. The results indicated a lack of clear understanding of the Shared Mission, an identity question issue, financial insensitivity, leadership issues, and a lack of continuous formation. The researcher also found a community willing to devote its attention solely to how best to meet the needs of its students.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Swain, Carole
Commitee: Brunetti, Gerald, Kopra, Greg
School: Saint Mary's College of California
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clerical studies, Educational leadership, Religious education, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Brothers of the Christian Schools, Organizational changes, Religious congregations, Religious vocations, School changes
Publication Number: 1501380
ISBN: 978-1-124-97826-0
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