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Neidhart, Helga; Lamb, Janeen T. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
This article focuses on the challenge of faith leadership in Catholic schools. In particular, it reviews Australian research that has aimed to understand how principals conceptualize and enact their role as faith leaders. Consistent with American research, Australian research found that principals saw themselves as playing a leadership role in the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries
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Rieckhoff, Barbara Stacy – Journal of Catholic Education, 2014
This article describes the Catholic School Principal Support Program (CSPSP), a mentoring program for first and second-year Catholic school principals in a large urban diocese, and identifies key challenges, impacts and influences on decision-making. Ten school leaders describe their work and provide the lens by which they reflect on their role as…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholic Educators, Statistical Analysis, Novices
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Gleeson, Jim; O'Gorman, John; Goldburg, Peta; O'Neill, Maureen M. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
The faith-based identity of Catholic schools is increasingly problematic in a secularised society where the numbers of teachers belonging to religious orders are diminishing rapidly. Teachers' views regarding the characteristics of Catholic schools are an important aspect of the identity of such schools. The authors locate Catholic schools in the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Catholic Schools, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Boyle, Michael J.; Haller, Alicia; Hunt, Erika – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
The increasing emphasis on the myriad of leadership preparation standards have caused university principal preparation programs to necessarily focus on the more secular aspect of leading schools. For the Catholic school principal, this has left little focus on the development of critical strategies to lead for Catholic Identity and faith…
Descriptors: Program Development, Self Concept, Administrator Education, Catholic Schools
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McQuillan, Patrick; James, Michael J.; Muldoon, Timothy P. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
The nucleus of any university is the intellectual life that unfolds among faculty and students. Inevitably, that intellectual life is shaped by the broader university context. Examining that process--in particular, its connection to a Catholic understanding of university mission--offers insight into pressing issues. For instance, what shifting…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Higher Education, College Planning, Strategic Planning
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Manning, Patrick R. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2018
Catholic schools in the United States continue to struggle with declining enrollment just as the wider American Church continues to struggle with rampant disaffiliation. While some Catholic educators have generated creative solutions to keep their schools afloat, the long-term viability of U.S. Catholic education will require understanding the…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Catholic Educators, World Views
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Spesia, David D. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
The Catholic Church calls school principals to serve not only as educational leaders and ecclesial ministers, but also as agents of the New Evangelization. Given the Church's ongoing call for a New Evangelization, it is essential to establish how the principals themselves perceive this missionary mandate; it is also important to explore what…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Principals, Administrator Role, Mixed Methods Research
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Fogle, Elizabeth M.; Franco, Savio D.; Jesse, Edel M.; Kondritz, Brent; Maxam, Lindsay; Much-McGrew, Heidi; McMillen, Cody; Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Trunk, Daniel J. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
Students participating in sustained community service at an urban Catholic and Marianist university were volunteer informants in this qualitative exploration of the meaning they make of their service experiences. A PhD student research team (nine members) interviewed fourteen undergraduate students (10 of whom were seniors). Findings were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Service Learning, Church Related Colleges, Catholics
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Hagan, Daryl C.; Houchens, Gary – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
While research on faculty meetings is limited, existing literature suggests that meetings could be an arena where schools can address their most pressing challenges (Brandenburg, 2008; Michel, 2011; Riehl, 1998). Building on Macey and Schneider's (2008) Model of Employee Engagement and McGrath's Model of Group Effectiveness (1964), this case study…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Staff Meetings, Catholics, Self Concept
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Sullivan, Debra; Peña, Jorge – Journal of Catholic Education, 2019
The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) are a national articulation of defining characteristics and performance benchmarks that guide Catholic schools in assessing, strengthening, and sustaining their operations in four Domains: Mission and Catholic Identity, Governance and Leadership, Academic Excellence, and…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Catholics, Catholic Schools
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Ognibene, Richard T. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
Catholic educational historians note that although preserving Catholic identity has been a constant in the mission of Catholic schools, their curriculum and instructional practices evolved in ways that were similar to public schools, thus enabling Catholic parents to select schools that were both faith based and modern. Since there is an absence…
Descriptors: Catholics, Educational History, Self Concept, Catholic Schools
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Proehl, Rebecca A.; Starnes, Heather; Everett, Shirley – Journal of Catholic Education, 2015
During the past decade, Catholic leaders have been exploring options to revitalize the faltering Catholic school system especially in urban centers. One route being explored by dioceses and religious orders is opening what have been called "religious charter schools." Though not technically religious schools, they integrate many of the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Charter Schools, Interviews, Poverty
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González-Andrieu, Cecilia – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
In this article, Cecilia González-Andrieu presents what she defines as a theological reflection. She writes that it is theological in that she engages jointly faith and reason, the religious tradition of the Catholic Church and the contemporary situation. What makes it theological "reflection" is that it arises out of a community of…
Descriptors: Catholics, Churches, Hispanic Americans, Religious Factors
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Fuller, Carrie; Johnson, Lauri – Journal of Catholic Education, 2014
Through a secondary analysis of a case study on successful school leadership, this study inquired into the lived experiences and understandings of Catholic identity from the perspectives of administrators, faculty, staff, and students at one urban Catholic school in the northeastern United States. Participants generally spoke about Catholic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Benchmarking, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes
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Morten, Sandria D.; Lawler, Geralyn A. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
Illinois' recent redesign of the principal certification program requires the integration of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure (ISLLC) standards as well as the Southern Regional Education Board Critical Success Factors standards into the coursework and internship, establishing a focus on preparation for instructional leadership. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Standards, Principals, Administrator Education
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