ICAJE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE APOSTOLATE OF JESUIT EDUCATION ICAJE • Advisory council to the Secretariat. • The members of the Commission are appointed by the Secretary for Education, with the recognition and approval of the respective Conferences of Provincials. ICAJE Mission 1. To serve as a link between the Secretariat and the regions. 2. To communicate the Jesuit Conference, the Provincial Delegates and the School Presidents or Rectors the concerns, challenges and possibilities of Jesuit Education as it is perceived by Fr. General. 3. To communicate to the Secretariat the concerns, challenges and accomplishments of the Jesuit schools in the world. ICAJE Mission (cont.) 4. To contribute to the challenge, for Jesuit Schools, to become a global network. TODAY WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS TO BE SEEN AS A NETWORK IN A WAY WE WERE NOT BEFORE. Not just as an association, not just as one school reproduced many times. We need to keep the tension: being active part of a global network and being local. 5. To contribute to the renewal of the Apostolate of Jesuit Education. Europe Regional Context Jesuit European Committee for primary and Secondary Education (JECSE) • The Delegates of education of the European provinces: 14 Jesuits / 20 delegates • The Secretary for Education, Fr. Jose A. Mesa SJ • The President of the Conference of European Provincials (C.E.P.) Fr. John Dardis, SJ • The Director: Marie-Thérèse Michel • 20 European and Near East provinces • 157 Jesuit schools • 162 000 students Statistics PER PROVINCE AREA Central & Eastern Europe AUSTRIA CROATIA DENMARK GERMANY HUNGARY LITHUANIA POLAND N & S Western Europe BELGIUM N BELGIUM S EGYPT FRANCE GREAT BRITAIN IRELAND LEBANON NETHERLANDS Southern Europe ALBANIA ITALY MALTA PORTUGAL SPAIN SCHOOLS PUPILS 16 9,556 3 1 1 6 1 2 2 62 7 11 2 15 10 7 3 7 79 1 6 1 3 68 1,163 276 600 5,169 603 1,336 409 67,833 9,443 14,396 2,585 20,999 5,574 4,064 5,372 5,400 84,678 518 4,285 1,700 4,349 73826 TOTAL 157 162,067 Educational Strengths • A mosaic of – committed people – cultures and traditions – languages (more than 15) – school systems – projects • Ignatian Pedagogy is the substratum that enables us to work together Main Challenges • HOPE : bring support and vision to the different provinces in a morose European context • CREATIVITY : strengthen the Jesuit European school network without forgetting the local realities • MISSION : deepen the link between Ignatian pedagogy and spirituality Major New Projects • Conference for Deputy heads on the theme: “Ignatian deputy, freedom in the everyday” February 2013, LOYOLA (Spain) • Conference for Primary heads on the theme: “Time for ecology, time of hope” October 2013, EL ESCORIAL (Madrid) Asia Pacific Statistics • Countries represented: Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Timor Leste • Total number of schools: 34 • Total number of students: 51,460 • Total number of staff: 3552 (Lay) + 82.5 (Jesuit) = 3,634.5 Educational Strengths • Networking and Mutual Support among Provinces and Regions in the Conference given the rich diverse cultures and developments in the Region: – Student Leadership Network to cultivate lgnatian leadership among students. The fruit of the Fukuoka Colloquium in 2010 – The Advanced Teachers Program team from Riverview went to Hong Kong and Manila to train our teachers – IPP workshop in EAPI, Manila for teachers and regents of Myanmar and East Timor. Teacher workshop of Japan Province held in EAPI Main Challenges • Lack of Jesuit presence in some schools due to a shortage of Jesuits and very few young Jesuits interested in the apostolate. This leads to inadequate formation of our lay collaborators • Very few Jesuit personnel carrying out considerable amount of responsibilities while a good number in formation needing mentorship in provinces/regions where Jesuit vocation is relatively plentiful • Impact of urbanization across Asia. Pop culture creating new social values not fitting in our traditional values. Culture is changing fast across generations. Big drop in vocation and church attendance, especially in the traditional Catholic regions. • The way we teach religion is not effective in sustaining our young people in their faith practice. There should be a new way to teach religion and celebrating the Eucharist. Major New Projects • Identifying the new Secretary for Education of the Conference and setting up a working group to help the Secretary for Education • Colégio de Santo Inácio de Loiola, Kasait, Timor Leste (CSIL), being one of the three JCAP’s Frontiers in Apostolic Engagements. Africa Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar • Body copy Regional Context • Varied school contexts – Some of the Jesuit Secondary Schools in Africa are situated in urban, middle class, professional and affluent contexts while others are located in small towns, rural, unskilled and poor areas. • Fees – The schools located in the affluent contexts and are fully owned by the Society charge school fees as high as $6, 000 (six thousand dollars) per annum whereas schools in small towns and rural settings charge as little $36 (thirty-six dollars). • Ownership – Most of our schools are owned by the Society of Jesus. They are easier to run and they are the best performing of the Jesuit run schools. But some of our schools are categorized as public schools, especially those in Central Africa Province i.e. Congo Democratic Republic. • Public schools – The State pays teachers’ salaries and often employ and fire the teachers. Where the State pays the salaries of teachers, it also determines the schools fees students pay. Statistics PROVINCE NO. OF SCHOOLS NO. OF STUDENTS NO. OF JESUITS 42 NO. OF OTHER RELIGIOUS 14 NO. OF LAY FACULTY 491 NO. OF CATH. STUDENTS 60% ACE 9 8,993 ANW 3 1655 10 6 155 50% AOC 2 2533 10 0 172 AOR 4 2,117 18 0 MDG 4 3,311 33 11 433 RWB 1 861 5 0 69 ZAM/MALAWI 4 1070 12 0 65 ZIMBABWE 8 4885 16 0 388 TOTALS 35 24,338 146 31 1773 60% Main Challenges • Finance – Since we do not get any financial assistance from the Government, we have to rely on the tuition. However, we cannot raise school fees that much because many parents won’t be able to afford. Fundraising for new projects and scholarships is a big challenge. • Staff development and Staff Formation – due to lack of resources (financial and personnel), Jesuits and lay staff do not get that much of staff development. • Political instability and prolonged political crises in some Provinces affect school policies negatively. • Jesuit Personnel in our secondary schools are still very few. Educational Strengths • Quality education – Our schools still provide excellent allround education. Some have become model schools that other private school owners learn from. • Contextual needs – They also pay attention to the contextual needs of the places they are located. • Model Students – Students are highly self-motivated and disciplined. Major New Projects • The Regions of Mozambique and Rwanda are planning to begin secondary schools in the next couple of years. ACE Province has plans to establish a secondary school in Angola. • Some Provinces are setting up full time education teams, education offices and pedagogical centres. They are also looking for funds for these major projects. • Networking and collaboration among schools are becoming stronger. North America Statistics Jesuit Schools in the US and Canada Schools Students Lay Faculty/Staff Jesuit Faculty/Staff Pre-Secondary 20 3,848 349 11 Secondary 62 52,053 6,337 241 Catholic Schools in the US (2010-11) Schools Students Pre-Secondary 5,774 1,467,694 Secondary 1,206 598,178 Educational Strengths • Sponsorship Review and Sustaining Agreements • Ignatian Formation for faculty, staff, and governing boards • Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) Main Challenges • Affordability and Accessibility • On-going Partnership formation • Leadership training and Succession planning • Remaining a “Jesuit Catholic” school within the context of a changing demographic New Major Projects • Pilot program for a new model of governance and service • Inter-Province Collaboration • Implementing new models and collaborating with other networks of schools • Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy (JVLA) South Asia South Asia Assistancy Statistics Jesuits and Jesuit residences • Afghanistan - 3 residences, 11 Jesuits • Bangladesh - 1 residence, 15 Jesuits • Bhutan 0 residences, 0 Jesuits • India 304 residences, 3851 Jesuits • Nepal 4 residences, 61 Jesuits • Pakistan - 1 residence, 3 Jesuits • Sri Lanka - 14 residence, 86 Jesuits Total • 327 residences • 4027 Jesuits in South Asia Statistics • • • • • Primary & Middle Schools High Schools Senior Secondary SchoolsCommunity Colleges Technical Institutions- 164 229 31 10 13 Jesuits 706 Lay Faculty 13,499 Catholic Students 65,072 Christian Students6,840 Total Students - 3,23,901 Regional Context Our Schools • A voice for 2.5% Christians in India – Our presence and service acknowledged. • Service in Establishing the Kingdom of God – promoting the gospel values, creating a better human society. • 85% of our schools are aided-vernacular medium-providing education for the poorer and lower middle class • Various forms of educational Services- Eradicating illiteracy of our country. • Providing preference for Catholics- Building the Faith Educational Strengths • Small Steps - Every year at the PCEs meeting province-wise reports on the implementation of targets are assessed, and new targets and educational thrusts are set for the following year. • Zonal Networking - Provinces within the zone are exhibiting greater collaboration and networking. • Meeting with School Core Team - The JEA Secretary visits every province at least once in two years for appraisal on educational thrusts. • Formation programmes for students and teachers. • Admission - Catholic students given preference. Main Challenges • Paper working, government approvals and bureaucratic roadblocks are sapping the physical and emotional energy of many principals. • Long-term Planning of schools is missing. Hence personal thrusts and interests get priority rather than the province policy. • Lack of affirmative actions in fostering collaboration • There is lack of updating and innovation among the core team members Major New Projects 1. Jesuit Schools Accreditation/Assessment - The focus is on achieving benchmarks. 2. Value Education/Catechism Classes - To ensure effective Value Education/Faith Formation classes, Provinces will study the current content and methodology and evolve effective strategies to achieve the desired outcome. 3. Eco-Concerns & Dialogue - Studies and projects to promote eco-sensitive values, and educating students for dialogue. Latin America Latin America and the Caribbean Networks F. Alex Pizarro B. SJ [email protected] President of FLACSI Regional Context 29 Countries 21.069.501 km2 A Few Numbers 577.200.000 Poblation (8% of world poblation) EE.UU (Miami) Australia Argentina, Chile, México, Panamá, Uruguay, Puerto Rico Portugal Human Development Index (PNUD) Perú Serbia Rusia Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, R. Dominicana, El Salvador. Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, China Sudáfrica India Honduras, Costa Rica Haití Argentina 351.015.000.000 Local Economy Total GDP Venezuela 285.214.000.000 EE.UU USD$ 14.624.184.000.000 Colombia 283.109.000.000 Latin America USD$ 4.557.496(M) Brasil USD$ 2.023.528.000.000 México USD$ 1.004.042.000.000 Chile 199.183.000.000 Jesuit Education Organizational Chart Comparative Chart: Fe y Alegría and FLACSI Fe y Alegría Criteria FLACSI 1955 Foundation date 2001 Popular –Integral Education and Social Promotion Movement Kind of Organization Federation of Private Schools 20* Countries 19 4.000+ Institutions 95 1.029.380 Total Students 133.594 Students + Participants Formal Statistics - Fe y Alegría 20* - Countries, Latin America, Europe and Africa 1.206 - Escolar Centers 2.886 - Community Centers 56.902 - Students on Radiofonic Distance Education 42.705 - Administrative Functionaries and Teachers 315.844 - Attentions on Community Promotion Services 551.270 - Students on Formal Scolar Education 563.212 - Participant in no Formal Education 1.029.380 - Education and Benefits People per year Statistics –FLACSI FLACSI - Latin American and Caribbean Federation of Jesuit and Ignatian Schools 19 Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean 95 Schools 266 Jesuits 1,780 Staff Administrators 9,731 Teachers 133, 594 Students 88% 67% 88% Are Scientific/ 67% Presidents Humanists Schools Are Jesuits 90.6% 90.6% Located In Urban Areas 70.3% 83.3% 70.3% Belong to the Jesuits 83.3% Are Coeducationals Main Challenges Use and participate in the international Jesuit network Increase the Ignatian Identity, building a “Internatonal Ignatian Apostolic Body” Potentiate the use of two global languages Intercultural Education New Skills for the jobs (for the information society) Increase Exchange Programs Exploring new ways of school management Educational Strengths • Social Formation – Is the stamp of every educational institutions; activities, volunteering, apostolic work of students and former students. • Intersectorial Works – Works that involves different institutions such as Education, Social, Parish, Foundations Allied, in student-level, senior level, volunteers and professionals; from Jesuits and non-Jesuit networks, governmental organs. All places where advocacy is achieved through the efforts. • Relocalization of School Buildings – Modernization process of Schools buildings for the City development. New construction with intelligent and ecological criteria, more comfortable and sustainable. • Ignatian Social Management Diploma – As part of the cooperation system in the educational area networks in Latin America, is promoting a specialized training course for teachers and administrative staff. New Major Projects Raise a Common Helping Campaing for Haiti, Fortalizing the institutional system of Fe y Alegría´s Haití Foundation. Common Quality Educational System Africa: Disposal to support “Fe y Alegría” in Africa.