Leadership: Theological Sources

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199796656
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919352 | DOI:
Leadership: Theological Sources

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This chapter focuses on the theological foundations of leadership in Catholic schools. The Christian tradition offers valuable wisdom for leaders of Christian educational institutions. It reminds them that besides being their own persons, they are even before that members of a community blessed with different skills and gifts, committed to both intellectual and moral learning, aware and appreciative of the many forms that leadership takes, challenged by the social responsibilities that flow from the Gospel and, finally, sensitive to the fragility of everyone, especially themselves and those with whom they work and teach. Drawing explicitly upon these theologically grounded themes in the building of the school community of teachers and staff is something that leaders of Catholic schools can do that public school leaders are unable to do.

Keywords: Catholic schools; theological foundations; educational leaders; Christian educational institutions

Chapter.  11796 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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