When the Sisters Said Farewell: The Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools [NOOK Book]

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When the Sisters Said Farewell tells an important story of the contributions of Catholic elementary schools to the United States by chronicling the experiences and insights of religious women (nuns) who were the last members of their communities to serve in parish elementary schools, and of those lay men and women who were the first to serve in those roles traditionally filled by the sisters. The dramatic numerical transition from the preponderance of religious women to lay leadership from the 1960s to the 1980s ...
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When the Sisters Said Farewell: The Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools

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Overview

When the Sisters Said Farewell tells an important story of the contributions of Catholic elementary schools to the United States by chronicling the experiences and insights of religious women (nuns) who were the last members of their communities to serve in parish elementary schools, and of those lay men and women who were the first to serve in those roles traditionally filled by the sisters. The dramatic numerical transition from the preponderance of religious women to lay leadership from the 1960s to the 1980s has been documented; this book describes the how and why sisters left Catholic schools. This narrative also provides instructive insights about leadership, transitions, and current trends in religious life and Catholic education. As all educators in Catholic, private, and public schools grapple with questions of delivering an excellent education, this book offers a glimpse into the workings of one of the most amazing educational enterprises in the history of the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610486545
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 1,322,086
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Fr. Michael P. Caruso, SJ, is the president of Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, IL. He was formerly an associate professor of education and the chair of the leadership department at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. He has written and lectured on the legacy and importance of Catholic schools.

Archbishop of New York
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Table of Contents

Introduction—Ever-Present teaching sisters: A cherished period Chapter 1—What led to the massive Catholic school system?Chapter 2—Finding the sistersChapter 3—Preparing the sisters for teaching, making sacrificesChapter 4—From the motherhouse to the classroomChapter 5—Working with pastorsChapter 6—Changes in religious life lead to departuresChapter 7—The sisters reflect upon their experienceChapter 8—When a school closedChapter 9—Lay leadership emergesChapter 10—Transition and signs of renewalChapter 11—The Future of Catholic schools and the legacy of the sistersPost Script
Endnotes
Bibliography
About the authorIndex
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