Christian parent controlled schools in Australia - A study of the relationship between functional values and prevailing practices

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Justins, Charles Francis Roy. (2002). Christian parent controlled schools in Australia - A study of the relationship between functional values and prevailing practices [Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a8e4ec64b7ae
AuthorsJustins, Charles Francis Roy
Qualification nameDoctor of Education (EdD)
Abstract

Christian Parent Controlled (CPC) Schools, which commenced in the 1960s, are a relatively small, but growing component of the non-government schooling sector in Australia. In 2001, they enrolled over 22 000 students in 85 schools. Very little research has been conducted on the values and practices of CPC schools and while these schools frequently assert that they promote explicitly Christian values, their foundational values have not previously been identified or recorded. This research identifies the key foundational values which are characteristic of these schools and examines the extent to which these values continue to influence the prevailing practices of these schools. Consideration is given to the implications of the relationship between foundational values and prevailing practices for the identity, development and leadership of CPC schools in Australia. The ability of these schools to articulate their foundational values and consider their prevailing practices in the light of these values should enhance their ability to understand their heritage, assess their current situation and plan their future. The research found that in general, prevailing practices in these schools give faithful expression to the foundational values; however, the research also identified a number of areas where CPC schools struggle to engage consistently with these values. As a result of this study, recommendations are proposed to assist national and school-based leadership in their strategic planning for the maintenance of these values and the future of these schools.

Year2002
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a8e4ec64b7ae
Research GroupSchool of Educational Leadership
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Publication dates02 Apr 2002
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