ERIC Number: ED255980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Principal as Prophet.
Hennessy, Rose Marie; O'Brien, Thomas C., Ed.
The first in a set of five publications on the educational "ministry" begins with the title essay by Sister Rose Marie Hennessy. Citing Old and New Testament passages, the essay suggests that the Catholic School principal lives out a form of prophetic leadership in the church: to serve a given community in its relationship to God. "Guidelines for Reflection for Catholic School Principals," by Sister Mary James Merrick, further supports the concept that Christian administrators receive a special calling by citing scripture. God's grace in the principal's life, basic theological views, characteristics of Christian administrators, and the ministry of administration are briefly considered. A checklist, in the form of questions, pertaining to ways of relating with parents, the pastor, teachers, and children is followed by questions for reflection and suggested scripture readings. "Guidelines for Relection for Diocesan Office Personnel," by Brother Dominic Berardelli, asks a series of questions to suggest practical ways diocesan offices can redirect their school administrators to their authentic purpose as spiritual leaders of the school community. The final essay, "Guidelines for Reflections for Parish Directors of Religious Education," by Thomas Smith, outlines the responsibilities of the director of religious education (DRE) and suggests a model of the DRE as a prophet. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Parents, Parochial Schools, Priests, Principals, Religious Education, Resource Materials
National Catholic Educational Association, Publication Sales, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EA 017 135-138.