This book highlights the model of contemplative Catholic school leadership as an influence on faith-formation cultures within the Catholic school, and it demonstrates the impact of cultural factors on Catholic identity formation. By integrating reflection and Catholic values with a leader’s decision-making process, the model described in this volume seeks coherence between the leader’s faith beliefs and their behaviors. Including five unique, international case studies, this research emphasizes the character of the school leader—including faith identity—as the principal architect of the school’s culture.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Seeds and Evolution of this Topic
Chapter 2. Catholic Schooling in a Global Church
Chapter 3. Being Catholic and Being Dutch
Chapter 4. Being Catholic in Contemporary England
Chapter 5. Being Catholic and Being Australian
Chapter 6. Somos un País Católico
Chapter 7. Bow and Pray
Chapter 8. Becoming Catholic, Being Catholic
Merylann "Mimi" J. Schuttloffel is Founding Director of the Institute for Catholic School Leadership; Professor of Catholic Education at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity—University of Saint Thomas, USA; and Professor Emerita at The Catholic University of America, USA.