Forming faith leaders in Catholic schools

Journal article


Neidhart, Helga, Lamb and PhD, Janeen Lamb. (2013) Forming faith leaders in Catholic schools. Leading & Managing. 19(2), pp. 70 - 77.
AuthorsNeidhart, Helga, Lamb and PhD, Janeen Lamb
Abstract

This article focuses on the challenge of faith leadership in Catholic schools. In particular, it draws on recent research conducted in Victorian Catholic schools that aims to understand how principals conceptualise and enact their role as faith leaders. This research finds that principals see faith leadership in terms of a religious mission of evangelisation and they believe that this mission is integral to their role as principal in a Catholic school. At the same time, they are mindful of their limits in respect to their faith leadership capabilities. Moreover, they worried that the next generation of school leaders lacked the knowledge, skills and attitudes to engage faith leadership in a changing social and cultural context. Consequently, they recommend faith leadership formation for teachers, as well as principals, their deputies and assistants. This article concludes by suggesting a way forward with the promotion of a new model for leadership formation that could be adopted by those interested in a 'bottom-up' approach to building faith leadership capabilities.

Year2013
JournalLeading & Managing
Journal citation19 (2), pp. 70 - 77
PublisherThe Australian Council for Educational Leaders
ISSN1329-4539
Web address (URL)https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=118534146779276;res=IELAPA
Page range70 - 77
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationAustralia
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/8q9v4/forming-faith-leaders-in-catholic-schools

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 4
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

Australian Catholic schools today: School identity and leadership formation
Neidhart, Helga and Lamb, Janeen. (2016) Australian Catholic schools today: School identity and leadership formation. Journal of Catholic Education. 19(3), pp. 49 - 65. https://doi.org/10.15365/joce.1903042016
Globalisation, governance and policy reform in a challenging world
Carlin, Paul Clement and Neidhart, Helga. (2015) Globalisation, governance and policy reform in a challenging world. In In J. Zajda (Ed.). pp. 405 - 417 Springer.
Faith leadership role of the principal
Neidhart, Helga, Lamb, Janeen and Spry, Gayle. (2015) Faith leadership role of the principal Strathfield, NSW, Australia: Australian Catholic University.
The faith leadership role of the principal: What the research suggests
Neidhart, Helga. (2014) The faith leadership role of the principal: What the research suggests. In In K. Engebretson (Ed.). Catholic Schools and the Future of the Church pp. 143 - 161 Bloomsbury Publishing.
Bringing personal values to work
Neidhart, Helga and Lamb, Janeen. (2012) Bringing personal values to work. In M. Bezzina (Ed.). Australia: Centre for Creative & Authentic Leadership.
Faith leadership and the primary principal (part 2): Both religious and spiritual
Neidhart, Helga and Lamb, Janeen Therese. (2011) Faith leadership and the primary principal (part 2): Both religious and spiritual. Journal of Catholic School Studies. 83(2), pp. 52 - 60.
Strengthening religious identity in Christian schools
Neidhart, Helga and Carlin, P.. (2011) Strengthening religious identity in Christian schools. Religious Education Journal of Australia. 27(1), pp. 23 - 29.
Faith leadership and the primary principal: An expanding role in Catholic schools
Neidhart, Helga and Lamb, Janeen. (2010) Faith leadership and the primary principal: An expanding role in Catholic schools. Journal of Catholic School Studies. 82(2), pp. 13 - 28.
Faith leadership and the primary principal: An expanding role in Catholic schools
Neidhart, Helga and Lamb, Janeen Therese. (2010) Faith leadership and the primary principal: An expanding role in Catholic schools. Journal of Catholic School Studies. 2(82), pp. 13 - 28.
Leading from head office: Framing education system leadership in Catholic education
Spry, Gayle and Neidhart, Helga. (2009) Leading from head office: Framing education system leadership in Catholic education. Leading and Managing - Journal of the Australian Council for Educational Leader. 15(2), pp. 59 - 71.
Spiritual leadership in Australian schools: Can it enhance school leadership today?
Neidhart, Helga and Carlin, Paul Clement. (2009) Spiritual leadership in Australian schools: Can it enhance school leadership today? In In N. Cranston and L. Ehrich (Ed.). Australian School Leadership Today pp. 104 - 122 Australian Academic Press.
Making magic in the Year 8 classroom :An exploration of the relationship between teacher leadership & boys' intrinsic motivation
McGoran, Neil and Neidhart, Helga. (2006) Making magic in the Year 8 classroom :An exploration of the relationship between teacher leadership & boys' intrinsic motivation. Conference Papers and Presentations - 2nd Edition. Otago, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research in Education. pp. 1 - 11
Addressing the challenge of principalship in Australian catholic schools
Neidhart, Helga and Carlin, Paul Clement. (2005) Addressing the challenge of principalship in Australian catholic schools. In In J. Zajda (Ed.). International Handbook on Globalisation; Education and Policy Research pp. 671 - 683 Springer.
Year 12 students as leaders: An exclusive approach
Neidhart, Helga and Lavery, Shane. (2003) Year 12 students as leaders: An exclusive approach. In Eddy von Til (Ed.). NZ/AARE 2003 Conference Papers. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research in Education. pp. 1 - 8
To apply or not to apply: Incentives and disincentives to principal application
Neidhart, Helga and Carlin, Paul Clement. (2003) To apply or not to apply: Incentives and disincentives to principal application. Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. Honolulu, United States: Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences. pp. 1 - 24
Pathways: Incentives and barriers for women applying to principalship in Australian Catholic schools
Neidhart, Helga and Carlin, Paul Clement. (2003) Pathways: Incentives and barriers for women applying to principalship in Australian Catholic schools. In Eddy von Til (Ed.). NZ/AARE 2003 Conference Papers. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research in Education. pp. 1 - 14