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A study of the relationship between characteristics of secondary school principals and their level of computer use


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Afshari, Mojgan and Abu Bakar, Kamariah and Wong, Su Luan and Foo, Say Fooi and Abu Samah, Bahaman (2009) A study of the relationship between characteristics of secondary school principals and their level of computer use. In: International Conference on Educational Research and Practice (ICERP), 10-11 June 2009, Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya. (p. 51).

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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 them 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 computer access. 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, factors such as age, administrative experience, training hours, high level of computer access and computer competence 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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Publisher: Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Secondary school; Information and communications technology (ICT); Iran
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 15:31
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 15:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/54836
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