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dc.contributor.advisorWatson, Robert Lewiseng
dc.contributor.authorDeMelo, Amy, 1972-eng
dc.coverage.spatialMiddle Westeng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on August 30, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Robert Watson.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionEd. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] The researcher conducted a qualitative study to develop a deeper understanding of the demands and constraints placed on lay leaders in Catholic schools. Rosemary Stewart's (1997) Theory of Demands, Constraints, and Choices was used as a lens through which to improve understanding. Participants were priests, faculty, and lay leaders from two Midwestern dioceses in one Midwestern state. Data were collected from participant interviews and focus groups. All segments of the participants perceived three overarching categories as relevant to lay leaders demands and constraints: theological/organizational demands and constraints, school/community demands and constraints, and budget/financial demands and constraints. The findings of this study have implications for lay leaders. One of the findings of this study was the ambiguous authority lay leaders experience within the hierarchical nature of the Catholic church. The other important finding was the importance of the priest's personality and his experience as a teacher and or administrator within Catholic schools. It appears these two factors influence the lay leader's ability to lead a school.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentxiii, 146 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb80593537eng
dc.identifier.oclc678091740eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/9010eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/9010
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshCatholic Churcheng
dc.subject.lcshCatholic Churcheng
dc.subject.lcshCatholic schoolseng
dc.subject.lcshLeadership -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Churcheng
dc.titleUnderstanding the demands and constraints of lay leaders in catholic schools based on the perceptions of priests, faculty, and lay leaderseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.eng


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