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An integral dimension of leadership in religious education requires the exercise of ministerial leadership. The emphasis on this dimension of leadership in religious education has been conveyed in an array of Catholic education diocesan documents pertaining to leadership in religious education across Australia. This article explores the notion of ministry and ministerial leadership from an historical perspective and traces its adaptation in a lay ministerial context. It then proceeds to explore the exercise of lay ministerial leadership within the context of Catholic education and its relevance to leadership in religious education.


School of Education

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