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An Assessment of Principals' Technology Leadership: A Statewide Survey


2011 2011

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to collect data about engagement and involvement around technology issues by principals in Virginia. Virginia public school administrators were surveyed using the Principals Technology Leadership Assessment (PTLA) instrument and results compared to the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) (ISTE, 2002). This study, though limited in scope, provided meaningful data for research. The study reflects that despite 10 years of having NETS-A in place, Virginia public school administrators are barely meeting minimum standards in five out of the six dimensions. The study correctly looked at the old NETS-A standards but resulted in a call for action to meet the new NETS-A standards. Schools of education in Virginia could modify their coursework for public school administrator preparation to account for the areas of weakness as identified from the results of this study. Virginia public school divisions could address these weaknesses through directed staff development. The results of this study indicate, when compared to the 2001 study, little or no progress has been made in the area of public school administrator engagement and involvement in technology issues. The Virginia professional associations for public school administrators need to provide, measure, and help change the attitudes about technology standards. Individually, school principals need to step up and realize that engagement with technology is an important aspect of being a school leader.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational leadership;
Educational technology
Classification
0449: Educational leadership
0710: Educational technology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Educational technology standards; Leadership; School principals; Technology leadership
Title
An Assessment of Principals' Technology Leadership: A Statewide Survey
Author
Duncan, Jeffrey A.
Number of pages
150
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
2383
Source
DAI-A 73/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267118394
Advisor
Sarkozi, Gary M.
Committee member
Becker, Jonathan; Magill, Cheryl C.; Watwood, Britt
University/institution
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department
Educational Leadership
University location
United States -- Virginia
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3490700
ProQuest document ID
917240719
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/917240719
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