Catholic School Leadership
An Invitation to Lead
Edited by Thomas Hunt, Brother Thomas Oldenski, Theodore J. Wallace
Foreword by Elaine Schuster
Routledge – 1999 – 304 pages
Catholic School Leadership addresses many of the challenges facing those who prepare faith leaders and education leaders for the Catholic schools of the future. The well-known editors and contributors to this volume have written about their personal experiences with Catholic schools; the educational foundations of Catholic schools; teacher preparation and development; Catholic school leadership; dealing with parents and families; and the challenges of technology for Catholic schools.
The contributions emphasize the perspectives of both scholars and practitioners within Catholic education and will interest anyone who has experienced time in a Catholic school either as a student, teacher or administrator, as well as those interested in what is happening within Catholic schools today.
The book is full of history, experience and programme for training, especially the training of principals in history, doctrine, pastoral skills, firmly rooted in the Gospel … full of wise words, sound advice and bright vision … Altogether there are a lot of goads to thought, and strong hope to combine the skills of the doctor with the plumber's faith. Bolder spirits will get their own copies. Others should ensure it is in the teachers' centre or local library.' - - Digest, Association of Christian Teachers
Thomas Hunt is currently professor in the School of Education at the University of Dayton. Until recently he was professor of foundations of education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Over the last 17 years he has authored or edited nine books on religion and education. He presently serves as Co-Editor of Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, and as Editor of the Private School Monitor.
Thomas Oldenski is an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Dayton. He has been a teacher, counsellor and principal of Catholic secondary schools in the United States, Nigeria and Ireland for 21 years. He is a member of the Society of Mary (Marianists)
Theodore Wallace is director of the Centre for Catholic Education at the University of Dayton. He has served as the president and principal of Catholic high schools in Sandusky and Dayton, Ohio.