School effectiveness in Jesuit education a Habermasian perspective

Yu, Peng (2016) School effectiveness in Jesuit education a Habermasian perspective. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This research aims to explore the extent to which Jesuit education is effective. It uses a qualitative appraisal of data about St. Patrick’s College (St. Pat’s) obtained from one student’s journal, four interviews, and from provincial government publications relevant to the school; it is an independent Jesuit school located in Canada. To ensure a secular standpoint, religiously based claims are discussed in terms of their possible effects on school effectiveness within a Habermasian framework. The perceptions of the participants in this study suggest that Jesuit education promotes the full growth of individuals through a well-rounded education, and the school effectiveness achieved at St. Pat’s is a by-product of Jesuit pedagogical philosophy. In addition, implications for educational reform in China and future research possibilities are presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 12397
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-119).
Keywords: School effectiveness, Jesuit education, Habermas
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: June 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Jesuits--Education; Effective teaching; Education--Philosophy

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