The theological disposition of lay Catholic headteachers: evidence from two English dioceses

Richardson, Chris (2012) The theological disposition of lay Catholic headteachers: evidence from two English dioceses. LAP Lambert, Saabruken, Germany. ISBN 9783659298530

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Abstract

The author contends that theological disposition affects how headteachers see the mission of Catholic schools, and shapes their understanding of the Chruch and what it means to be a Catholic. This study identifies the spectrum of theological perspectives that are represented within Catholic school eleadership and the extendt to which these theological perspectives can be regared as Catholic. Finally it offers insights into the influence of the theological disposition of headteachers on their understanding of the person and mission of Jesus Christ. This books sets the appintment of Catholics as headteachers of Catholic schools in a historical context and within the contemporary educational landscape. Theological disposition is definded and an elaboration sought through empirical research, focussing on lay Catholic headteachers in two English dioceses. In so doing it initiates an enquiry, which others may wish to take further. As well as interesting academics, who are engaged in the study of various aspects of Catholic life and education it will have direct relevance to Catholic headteachers and those who appoint them.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catholic school leadership; Headship; Catholic education
Subjects: 200 Religion > 282 Roman Catholic Church
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
School/Department: School of Education, Theology and Leadership
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 16:25
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2013 16:25
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/621

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