Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.

Dean of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College

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International Handbook on Catholic Education

  • Currently working on editing an International Handbook on Catholic Education with Professor Gerald Grace through Springer Publications.
  • The unifying theme of the Handbook will be "Catholic Education: challenges and responses" reflecting a number of international settings, examining church-state relations, the consequences of globalization, the impact of secularization, the extent of Vatican II transformations of educational policy and practice, issues of school leadership and governance, and other contemporary issues. Two volumes of the Handbook will be
    organized geographically, with Volume 1 covering the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australasia and Volume 2 covering India, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, South Korea,Taiwan, and Thailand.


Urban Catholic School Research

  • Sustaining The Legacy: Inner-City Catholic Elementary Schools in the United States by Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J., Jessica A. Greene, Susan Henderson, Moira Connors, Erik Goldschmidt, and Katherine Schervish
  • This book analyzes a survey conducted of Inner-City Catholic Elementary Schools, including a profile of students enrolled in these schools; staffing issues; and issues surrounding school structure.

Social Justice and Catholic Outreach in Schools and Departments of Education at Jesuit Colleges and Universities

  • Currently working on publishing a report on the Social Justice and Catholic Outreach programs that are available at the 27 Jesuit Colleges and Universities with schools or departments of education with Christopher Morck and Aubrey J. Scheopner.
  • Web searches and interviews were conducted with the schools to determine Social Justice opportunities that are available to students and support that is offered to Catholic school staff at these institutions.