ERIC Number: ED345971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Leadership of and on Behalf of Catholic Schools. Catholic Schools for the 21st Century. [Volume III.]
Ristau, Karen M.; Rogus, Joseph F.
Part of a six volume series of theme papers commissioned for the National Congress on Catholic schools for the 21st century, November 6-10, 1991, this document contains two of the theme papers. In "The Challenge: To Provide Leadership within Catholic Schools" Karen Ristau examines how leadership is affected by socio-political factors in the United States, within the church, both universally and nationally, and by the general lack of confidence in education. Additionally, Ristau looks at who the followers are and reviews how leadership differs from management, in order to have a clearer definition and understanding of the present situation that may help to find more effective leaders. In the second paper, "Strengthening Preparation and Support for Leadership in Catholic Schools", Joseph Rogus focuses on leadership preparation and support. Two factors that relate most directly to this focus are explored: (1) the decreasing percentage of religious who staff the schools, and (2) the mixed messages received from bishops with respect to the future of Catholic schools. The document concludes with a study and discussion guide, and biographical information about the authors. (KM)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Management Development, Religious Education, Social Change
National Catholic Education Association, Publications Sales Office, Suite 100, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007-3852 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 021 646-651. Papers presented at the Convention of the National Congress on Catholic Schools for the 21st Century (November 6-10, 1991).