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ERIC Number: EJ1005980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Pastor-Principal Relationship in the Parish School
Weiss, Sharon
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n1 p7-22 Sep 2007
The traditional parish plant--church, rectory, convent, and school--all conveniently located next to each other on a parcel of land, is a fast vanishing model. While some argue that the parish-sponsored elementary school is a vestige of immigrant Catholicism, this article calls for a strengthening of the relationship between the pastor and the principal. By using frames of reference from human resource management and organizational theory, this essay challenges pastors and principals to work through differences, find common ground and ways to collaborate, and resolve or set aside differences for the sake of the higher good.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A