Preview–Al Gini on Catholic Education

Catholic Education and Assimilation–Abstract of presentation to be made on November 8

Al Gini LUC Quinlan School of Business

Al Gini LUC Quinlan School of Business

I remember my very first day of school in 1949. There were exactly sixty of us in Sister Edna’s class. We were a classroom of first and second-generation immigrant kids. We were petrified of St. Edna and, looking back on it now, she was probably even more afraid of us. Sister Edna had a three point pedagogical strategy: organization, discipline and absolute obedience. Talking was never allowed. Pushing, shoving of any kind was forbidden. Every day we did the Baltimore Catechism, math tables, spelling, and, of course, one full hour of the Palmer Method of Cursive Writing! St. Edna’s goals were clear: Catholicism, Literacy, and Assimilation. And achieve these goals, she did! 


Short Biography

Al Gini is a Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Department of Management in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the co-founder and long-time Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. For over twenty-six years he has been the Resident Philosopher on National Public Radio’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ- FM, and he regularly lectures to community and professional organizations on issues of business and ethics. His books include: My Job My Self: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual (Routledge, 2000); The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure and Vacations (Routledge, 2003); Why It’s Hard to Be Good (Routledge, 2006); Seeking The Truth of Things (ACTA, 2010); The Ethics of Business with Alexei Marcoux (Rowan & Littlefield, 2012); 10 Virtues of Outstanding Leaders with Ronald M. Green (Wiley & Blackwell, 2013).

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Dominic Candeloro, 1401 Cleveland Avenue LaGrange Park, IL 60526, 708-354-0952 Cell 847-951-910 2012-13-Adjunct Prof. Italian American History, Loyola University Chicago 1981-present—Part-time volunteer program co-ordinator and librarian Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia 2001-2006 Executive Director, American Italian Historical Association 2005-----Co Director of the Exhibit “The Dream...per non dementicare” Archivio Centrale dello Stato-Roma 1995-2003 Special Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago Heights Director, Conferences/Workshops & Weekend College, Governors State University Adjunct Professor of History 1977-1982 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Chicago.and Director of the "Italians in Chicago" Project, $300,000 NEH Grant (1979-1982). 1976-1977 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign. Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, History. Dissertation: ,Louis Freeland Post: Carpetbagger, Singletaxer, Progressive." J. Leonard Bates, Advisor. B.A. Northwestern University, 1982-1983 Fulbright Research Fellowship, Italy.

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