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The Religious Dimension of Lay Leadership in Catholic Schools: Preserving Catholic Culture in an Era of Change

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Belmonte, A and Cranston, NC, The Religious Dimension of Lay Leadership in Catholic Schools: Preserving Catholic Culture in an Era of Change, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquriy and Practice, 12, (3) pp. 294-319. ISSN 1097-9638 (2009) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

This article is a qualitative study of the practice of leadership in Catholic schools in Australia. Within an interpretivist framework, a multiple case study of six lay principals was employed. Findings suggest that successful leadership in Catholic schools is highly infl uenced by the cultural and spiritual capital that a principal brings to a school, signifying a fundamental importance of appointing principals who are not only professionally competent, but who are spiritually competent as well. The relationship between the lay Catholic principal in the parish and the parish priest emerged as a challenging issue in many contexts. Indeed, it was highly problematic for some principals.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Author:Cranston, NC (Professor Neil Cranston)
ID Code:62549
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-12
Last Modified:2014-12-21
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