Catholic School Administration: Theory, Practice, Leadership

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The first comprehensive book on administering, leading, and improving Catholic schools Presents the best research-based school leadership practices within a Catholic perspective Details school management basics: hiring, budgeting, complying with mandates, fund raising, maintenance---and more Shows how to plan and carry out needed changes-with staff cooperation Establishes a framework for educational decisions informed by Catholic tradition For principals, administrators, parish leaders, and board members This volume addresses the spiritual and practical dimensions of school administration in an important and growing segment of education, the Catholic school. Using elements from the Gospels, Ignatius, and church teachings, the author establishes a conscientious framework for understanding and making day-to-day administrative decisions in light of the Catholic tradition. In contrast to other books, this volume presents the techniques of how to run a school. For current and aspiring administrators, the text explains research-based practices pertaining to all phases of school management-from budgeting to curriculum and special education. It utilizes actual and case studies to illustrate how administrative problems can be identified-and solved. Numerous ways are given for aligning the educational, religious, and humane elements of administration. For readers seeking to make improvements, Catholic School Administration demonstrates proven techniques for effecting changes in schools, with minimal discord and full involvement. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the book presents the best recent thinking on what it takes to assume a true leadership role in a school-to be not only an effective manager but also a respected leader with the skills to bring together teachers, parents, students, and parishioners towards the common goal of a superior Catholic Christian education. TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Catholic School Administration: Leading the Nation's Finest Chapter One-- The Primacy of Catholic Identity and Culture Chapter Two-- A Catholic Leadership Model Chapter Three-- Leading With Mind and Heart Chapter Four-- The Fiduciary and Legal Responsibilities of Catholic School Leaders Chapter Five-- Dealing with Student Diversity Chapter Six-- The Unique Structure and Culture of Catholic Schools Chapter Seven-- Motivating Faculty and Staff Chapter Eight-- Effective Communication Chapter Nine-- Managing Conflict in a Catholic School Setting Chapter Ten-- Decision Making and Strategic Planning Chapter Eleven-- Effecting Change in Catholic Schools Chapter Twelve-- Catholic Education in the New Century Subject Index

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Robert H. Palestini, Ed.D. Dean, Graduate and Continuing Studies, Saint Joseph's University With a Foreword by Thomas F. O'Brien, Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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