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dc.contributor.authorRosseau, Pauline Anne
dc.descriptionThesis (MPhil (Education))--St Augustine College of South Africa, 2006.en_US
dc.description.abstractOne of the fundamental aspects of my work as Religious Education Coordinator of an Independent Catholic School in South Africa is to ensure that the vision and distinctive character of the school in which I work is aligned to the vision for Catholic Schools as described by Church documents'and other leading authors on the subject. Every member of the teaching staff employed by the Independent Catholic School (The School), has to sign a contract in which is included the sentence: "The Teacher has an obligation to respect, promote and support the Catholic Ethos and the special character of the School". This obligation is based on the assumption that the daily practice of teachers is a critical element contributing to the ethos of The School. The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, in its document The Catholic School (1977), states that: "By their witness and their behaviour teachers are of the first importance to impart a distinctive character to Catholic Schools" (#78). More recently, Me Laughlin states: "Every teacher, it has been argued, can and should make some sort of contribution to this distinctiveness [of the school] and this contribution should feature in their formal appraisal" (Mc Laughlin 1999: 73).en_US
dc.publisherSt Augustine College of South Africaen
dc.subjectCatholic schools -- South Africaen_US
dc.subjectReligious schools -- South Africaen_US
dc.subjectCatholic Church -- Education -- South Africaen_US
dc.titleThe staff's vision of a catholic school: a case study of an independent catholic school in South Africaen_US

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