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ERIC Number: EJ1005981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Responses from the Field
Fierro, Michael; Hankins, Diana
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v11 n1 p23-26 Sep 2007
In an effort to encourage dialogue and reflection on matters of common concern and interest, the journal staff invite responses on selected articles from other educators, who engage the text critically and offer some reflections about its utility and validity. This article offers responses from Michael Fierro and Diana Hankins on the article "Pastor-Principal Relationship in the Parish School" by S. Weiss (2007). Fierro, a parochial school principal, agrees with the author that, "There is no stronger team than the pastor and principal who work cooperatively." He believes that healthy communication between a pastor and principal is essential if either leader hopes to build a relationship of mutual trust and respect. Hankins, a principal, shares that it seems like such a simple statement--that the mission of Catholic schools is best carried out when the pastor and the principal join in a collaborative effort.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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