THE IMPACT OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING ON THE LEADERSHIP OF CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

GUY JAMES PUGLISI, Fordham University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a significant difference between the performance of Catholic elementary school principals of the Archdiocese of New York who were and who were not certified as administrators through participation in the course of study of the Nonpublic School Administrators Program (NSAP) of Fordham University with regard to the implementation of their religious leadership role and supervisory leadership role. The dimensions of religious leadership examined were: involving staff in promoting the religious goals of the school, equally emphasizing the three components of the religious education program (doctrine, worship and service) and providing ongoing planning for religious goal achievement, while the dimensions of supervisory leadership examined were: formal supervision and staff development programming.^ In addition, the study sought to determine whether significant relationships existed between the implementation of the religious leadership role and the supervisory leadership role of the principals who were and who were not certified as administrators through participation in the NSAP Program at Fordham University with regard to the following variables: status (lay or religious) and years of administrative experience.^ The subjects of this study were divided into two groups: Those who participated in the Fordham University Program (114) and those who did not participate in the Program (58). The instruments used were: The Religious Supervisory Leadership Questionnaire For Principals and the Preliminary Subject Profile For Principals: both instruments having been developed by the investigator.^ The major findings and conclusions of this study were: (1) that the participants in the NSAP Program were more involved with their religious leadership role dimension than the non-participants; (2) in the area of formal supervision it was found that participants and non-participants were equally involved in role fulfillment; (3) in the area of informal supervision the participants were found to be more involved than the non-participants; (4) in the area of staff development overall it was found that the non-participants were in greatest need of Central Office guidance and training; (5) regarding the personal variables of status and years of administration it was found that the NSAP Program was especially meeting the needs of the growing number of lay Catholic elementary school principals, especially in the religious leadership dimension. . . . (Author's abstract exceeds stipulated maximum length. Discontinued here with permission of author.) UMI ^

Subject Area

Educational administration

Recommended Citation

PUGLISI, GUY JAMES, "THE IMPACT OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING ON THE LEADERSHIP OF CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS" (1983). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI8326184.
https://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI8326184

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