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American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(8), 327-333
DOI: 10.12691/education-1-8-10
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School Leadership and Denominational Identity: The Case of Roman Catholic-Founded Schools in Uganda

Anthony Mugagga Muwagga1, , Gyaviira Musoke Genza2 and Rex Ssemulya3

1College of Education and External Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

2Faculty of Humanities, Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Mpigi, Kampla, Uganda.

3Uganda Martyrs Senior secondary School Namugongo Kampala Uganda

Pub. Date: September 24, 2013

Cite this paper:
Anthony Mugagga Muwagga, Gyaviira Musoke Genza and Rex Ssemulya. School Leadership and Denominational Identity: The Case of Roman Catholic-Founded Schools in Uganda. American Journal of Educational Research. 2013; 1(8):327-333. doi: 10.12691/education-1-8-10

Abstract

This paper tries to answer the question: Do leaders in denominational founded schools practice faith based leadership? It attempts to give an explanation why the different stakeholders allege that school leadership is the prime cause for the diminishing presence of denominational identity in most these schools Uganda. The paper uses the Roman catholic founded schools as a case study. Subsequently, it discusses recommendations for reform, including the supposedly ideal qualities of a good ‘faith’ school leader. It calls for rejuvenation of denominational values in the management of schools founded and owned by the Church.

Keywords:
school leadership denominational catholic identity and philosophy of education

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