Date of Submission

2011

Abstract

This study focuses on educational restructuring in Catholic schools. In particular, it is a case study of an episode of educational restructuring that occurred at St John's College, Woodlawn during the years 1994 to 2000. From being a small boarding-only boys' school in 1994, the college became a co-educational day school within the short period of six years. At the beginning of 2001, St John's College became a systemic school, fully integrated into the diocese of Lismore, New South Wales.

This research study assumed that educational restructuring is a complex and unpredictable exercise. Moreover, this study recognised that those leading the episode of educational restructuring at St John's College lacked a clear theoretical foundation for their work. Consequently, the purpose of this study was framed in terms of gaining a more informed and sophisticated understanding of educational restructuring in Catholic schools such as St John's College...

School/Institute

School of Educational Leadership

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

277 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Faculty of Education

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