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Competency, leadership and technology use by principals

Afshari, Mojgan and Abu Bakar, Kamariah and Wong, Su Luan and Foo, Say Fooi and Abu Samah, Bahaman (2009) Competency, leadership and technology use by principals. The International Journal of Learning, 16 (3). pp. 345-358. ISSN 1447-9494

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Principals have a major responsibility for initiating and implementing school change through the use of information and communications technology and can facilitate complex decisions to integrate it into learning, teaching and school administration. However, there is less information about the current status of ICT use by principals, their perceived competence in it, and their leadership style. This paper will report on these issues from an analysis of data gathered from a survey of secondary school principals in Tehran, Iran. The findings indicated that principals spent a few times a week working on their computers. Also, computer competence and transformational leadership contributed significantly to the level of computer use by principals. It was suggested that considerable ongoing professional development opportunities need to be provided for principals to fulfill their role as technology leader.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Leadership, Information and Communication Technology, Secondary School Principals
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher:The International Journal of Learning
ID Code:7466
Deposited By: Fazlin Hj. Shamsudin
Deposited On:14 Jul 2010 16:26
Last Modified:20 Nov 2015 15:34

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