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Orchestrating Conflict: Case Studies in Catholic School Leadership

Orchestrating Conflict: Case Studies in Catholic School Leadership

by Timothy D. Uhl Ph.D.


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The case study method and deliberate practice-involving a systematic method of analyzing and reflecting on conflicts-will help Catholic school leaders to meet the challenges of Catholic school leadership for Catholic school leaders are facing a myriad of conflicts and controversies which are dividing many school communities. Inside are twelve case studies, a method for learning from these controversies, and an appendix full of other potential scenarios for further study. The case studies cover topics that are controversial now in Catholic schools and reveal the conflicts between different factions in Catholic schools. Dr. Uhl introduces the idea of paying attention to the particulars in each situation and orchestrating the conflicts between community and policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977223012
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 01/25/2020
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Dr. Tim Uhl, the creator of the Catholic School Matters newsletter, blog, and podcast, is currently serving as a superintendent of Catholic schools and has experience as both a high school and elementary principal. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Saint Louis University, a Master's in Educational Leadership from Seattle Pacific University, and a B.A. in English & psychology from St. Mary's University (San Antonio).

Table of Contents

Introduction i

1 Identity 1

2 Marriage Announcements 13

3 The Pastor 25

4 Roommates 37

5 Taking a Knee 48

6 Coercion 60

7 Catholic Identity 74

8 Burning the Banner 88

9 Building aWall 102

10 The Donation 113

11 The Decision 124

12 A Long Day 136

Appendix 1 Short Scenarios for Further Study 149

Appendix 2 16 Skills for Navigating Conflict 181

Acknowledgements 188

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