Catholic Education

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alterboyDrawing upon the decades of experience in Catholic education of Institute President Fr. Jim Heft, S.M. the Institute supports sustained reflections on the nature and mission of Catholic education. This includes, but is not limited to, the changing shape of Catholic primary education, Catholic contributions to professional training, and the relations of Catholic higher education institutions with Church institutions and leaders.








Relevant Books

Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities


Written by James Heft, president of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, this book confronts three major changes facing Catholic educators: the shift to primarily lay leadership and staffs, the change in the general culture to pervasive consumerism and therapeutic attitudes, and the power of the new social networks on adolescents.