Date of Submission
Coughlan, P. (2009). The mission of the Catholic school and role of the principal in a changing Catholic landscape (Doctoral thesis, Australian Catholic University). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a95f054c680e
This research explores the mission of the Catholic school and the role of the principal in a changing Catholic landscape. The context of this research is set within a Catholic landscape of radical change. Declining allegiance to institutional Church and disintegration of parishes as a focal point for sacramental and community life are indicative of paradigmatic shifts in understandings of Catholic life. In spite of these changes, Australian Catholic schools continue to enjoy widespread popularity and steady growth in enrolments (McLaughlin, 2005; Smith, 2007). This changing Catholic landscape has implications for the way in which the Catholic school seeks to fulfil its mission and for the role of the Catholic school principal...
School of Educational Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Faculty of Education