Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Loyola Press
Количество страниц: 240
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At a time when so many public and private school systems are burdened with woes, Jesuit high schools are thriving. Enrollments, budgets, and endowments are growing, alumni support is strong, and the schools enjoy an impressive reputation for academic and athletic excellence. Jesuit educators are even taking bold steps to develop new schools to serve poor and disadvantaged students. What explains this success? Eileen Wirth, a university professor and parent of a Jesuit high school student, shows how the answer is rooted in a compelling educational vision that dates back nearly five hundred years, to the earliest days of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Society of Jesus. This vision, marked by acute sensitivity to the individual, a fierce commitment to excellence, a concern for the poor, and a spirituality that prizes self-knowledge and openness, animates each school's academics, discipline, athletics, student life, and spiritual dimension. Throughout the book, Wirth shows how this grand...