Reshaping a school worthy of Pentecost: a parish responds to Spanish-speaking immigrants in the Pacific Northwest
Patricia C Repikoff
This dissertation/project describes an adaptive change process which the researcher, who leads a Spanish- and English-speaking Catholic parish, expanded the ministry of the parish elementary school to integrate children of Hispanic immigrants who belonged to the Spanish-speaking community. The researcher used a qualitative heuristic research model to identify historical, theological, sociological, psychological, and educational bases for successful integration of Hispanic children into a parish school. The researcher named factors for success which other dioceses, parishes and schools may find useful in their attempts to assure parochial education for greater numbers of Hispanic immigrants.
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