A review of Catholic school leadership in Taiwan

2014 IJRSM – Volume 3 Issue 1


Tchong, Wei-Ling*
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Educational Leadership and Development, Fu Jen Catholic School, Taiwan, ROC (061573@mail.fju.edu.tw)


Catholics make up less than one percent of the population in Taiwan. Even so the Catholic schools, founded by priests and nuns, have contributed significantly to the Taiwan society. Based on an examination and comparison of servant leadership between religious and lay principal led schools, indicates that the cultures of the founding religious cultures are being successfully maintained by Lay leaders. In addition, the lay leaders are able to enhance an understanding of Christ’s servant spirit to maintain the Catholic culture. Therefore, the current paper shall detail a comprehensive review of the current literatures that led to the foundation and development of the Catholic school leadership within the Taiwan academe.

Keywords: Taiwan; Catholic schools; servant leadership; lay leaders


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsm.2013.663

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