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By Robert H. Palestini

The top finished consultant for Catholic university principals
Fully revised and extended 2d edition
New fabric on curriculum, guide, checking out, improvement, fundraising, federal regulations
Discusses institution administration basics: from budgeting to recruitment
This moment variation of the hugely influential textual content, Catholic tuition management, has been tremendously enlarged and more desirable with new chapters on curriculum development, supervision of guide, how one can examine testing—as good as new info on advertising and marketing, human assets, and pupil recruitment.

Based on ideas drawn from Ignatius to Vatican II, in addition to thoughts from present academic and social theorists, the ebook combines the simplest principles for best and decision-making with unique sensible shows of the managerial projects that has to be mastered to run a parochial institution. Case reviews and surveys supply additional guidance.

For readers trying to make organizational and educational advancements, this article bargains confirmed strategies for systematic swap. it truly is a superb source for introducing directors to the demanding situations of operating a Catholic school.

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They must probe how the candidate can actively contribute to the school’s mission. Evidence that the candidate is a practicing Catholic, or if a non-Catholic, that he/she is active in their own denomination is essential. The candidate must be committed to teaching, reinforcing and perpetuating Catholic ideals, and refrain from proselytizing his/her own faith, if the person is non-Catholic. We cannot overemphasize the importance of the faculty selection, hiring, orientation, and formation processes in developing a Catholic culture and identity.

3 We argue, however, that one way of going beyond transformational leadership, and therefore being even more effective, requires infusing transformational leadership with Gospel values, as expressed through the Ignatian vision. 3E. Mark Hanson, Educational Administration and Organizational 1991). 4 In this book, he suggested a “way of life” and a “way of looking at things” that has been propagated by his religious community and other followers for almost five centuries. His principles have been utilized in a variety of ways.

As defined here, leadership is an ability, which implies it is both an inherent 21 22 A CATHOLIC LEADERSHIP MODEL and learned behavior, which is both positivist and functionalist in nature. Managing and developing goals are also products of functionalism, as is creating a climate open to change. However, establishing a creative climate and establishing an environment of trust, along with developing a value system, imply the application of Catholic culture and identity and speak to the “art” of leadership.

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