Education and Religion in an Organizational Culture
By: Prof. Dr Sandro Serpa
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
University of the Azores, Portugal
The relationship in organizations between education and religion can be highly interwoven. This book highlights the interrelationship between the educational and shelter organization for disadvantaged female children and youth, Asilo de Infância Desvalida da Horta [Asylum of the Disadvantaged Children of Horta], Faial, the Azores, Portugal, and the entrance of the Religious Sisters of Congregação das Irmãs Franciscanas Hospitaleiras da Imaculada Conceição [Congregation of the Hospitaller Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception]. The book concludes with the presentation, in digital facsimile, of the 1933 Statutes and the Contract between the Asylum Board of Directors and the Religious Congregation established in 1932, which shaped a profound change in the organizational culture of the Asylum.
Prof. Dr Sandro Serpa is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University of the Azores since 2013. He has been a higher education faculty member since 2000. He received his PhD in Education, with a speciality in Sociology of Education, in 2013, from the University of the Azores. He is an integrated researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences of the Azores Centre (CICS.NOVA.UAçores).
He carries out research in the fields of Teaching Sociology; Sociology of Education; Sociology of Organisations; Organisational Culture; Scientific Communication, Digital Society; Digital Literacy and Society 5.0.
He has more than 250 publications in international journals, books and other scientific outlets in Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America.