For secular theorists as well as for religious educators, education is a moral endeavour and school administration a moral art. The moral purpose of the school is its foundational curriculum. How does current educational theory support the moral foundations of Catholic Education? How is leadership educative?
Educated at several universities in Canada and the U.S., Maureen Dunne holds a B.A. and an M.Ed. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is completing the final stages of a doctoral programme in the Joint Centre for Teacher Development at OISE. She is currently an Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, with the Roman Catholic Board of St. John’s. A native Newfoundlander and mother of three, Dunne has nearly twenty-five years experience as a teacher and as an elementary and high school administrator. Her areas of specialization include family life education, school library administration, co-operative education, and pastoral team development. It is the threat to Catholic Education in Newfoundland that has prompted her to examine its framework and foundations in the context of secular educational theory.