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ERIC Number: EJ1089677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2373-8170
The Journey from Welcoming to Belonging: Stories of a New Principal in a Latino Community
Marasco, Corena
Journal of Catholic Education, v19 n2 Article 10 Jan 2016
From Catholic education's inception in the United States, Catholic schools were established for the immigrant population and the leadership was successful at building enrollment with the high European immigrant populations. At this point in United States history, Catholic education is in need of innovative change, especially in regard to attracting the Latino community, the largest Catholic group, to Catholic schools. In this study, I detailed my own journey as a new, first time, first year, Catholic school principal in a 100% Latino environment, where I was welcomed by a Latino community, eventually leading me to a deep sense of belonging. This study emerges from my autoethnographic documentation of my experience, through the use of my blog and archival field notes, as well as three interviews with archdiocesan leaders. Each of these sources provided data that provided overarching thematic patterns that led to my conclusions of the study. Through the weaving of the past and present of my leadership journey, in combination with the cultural experience of the people that surrounded me during this study, culminated into a worthy story of the process of my emerging leadership in a Catholic school.
Loyola Marymount University. School of Education 1 LMU Drive, University Hall Suite 1760, Los Angles, CA 90045. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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