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Title: From checkpoints to classrooms: the managerial challenges facing Catholic school leaders in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and their relation to and influence on school Catholicity
Authors: Burwell, Jeffrey S.
Supervisor: Creamer, David (Education)
Examining Committee: Stapleton, John (Education) Szathmáry, Emőke J. E. (Anthropology) Starratt, Robert (Boston College)
Graduation Date: October 2012
Keywords: Catholic
Administration
Palestine
East Jerusalem
West Bank
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2012
Abstract: This thesis identifies the managerial challenges facing Catholic school leaders in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and isolates those that have a relation to and influence on school Catholicity. Data were collected from 14 schools using a non-experimental, descriptive design that involved interviews with school leaders as well as conversations with staff members or teachers. To nuance all discussions and to provide concrete examples, observations of school operations and evaluation of institutional documents occurred. Analysis of the data revealed 10 functions, tasks, and behaviours (collectively called managerial challenges) that Catholic school leaders regularly carry out. Once these were identified, they were compared to the elements of school Catholicity described by Thomas Groome. A discussion about the managerial challenges facing administrators revealed that Catholic schools of East Jerusalem and the West Bank reflect one area of excellence, four areas of growth, and three areas of concern. This seven-chapter thesis was undertaken to show the collective challenges facing Catholic school leaders in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and to provide insight into how these might affect local Catholic education in the future.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8111
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