ERIC Number: ED196140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Putting It All Together: A Model for Parish Educational Policymaking. Second Edition.
The rationale of shared responsibility by the hierarchy and the laity for directing Catholic school and non-school religious educational programs is clearly present in the Vatican Council II documents, which state that members of the laity should be involved in all decisions affecting their lives and that appropriate structures should be established for this purpose. The organizational model proposed in this booklet is designed for the parish that has enough parishioners to compose two major policy-making bodies--a parish council and an education board. Organizational structures of the parish council and an education board are explained. The roles of the pastor, administrators, and parents' groups are discussed. In the appendices are graphics of the model and a skeletal outline of a constitution and by-laws for the parish council and education board. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Boards of Education, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Church Responsibility, Committees, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Leadership Responsibility, Models, Organization, Parent School Relationship, Policy Formation, Priests, Religious Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.