Preparing Leaders for Technology Rich Organizations: The Case of School Administrators

ID: 49938 Type: Full Paper
  1. Matt Gehrett, Fresno Pacific University, United States
  2. Scot Headley and Marc Shelton, George Fox University, United States

Wednesday, November 16 11:15-11:45 AM Location: Whitney View on map

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Abstract: This paper is a report of the findings of a study of two graduate K-12 administrator preparation programs and the integration of ICT into the curriculum. This study endeavored to discover what skills and information administrators need to learn to lead technology rich schools. The study was conducted through a qualitative approach, combining a content analysis of key documentation (course syllabi, reading lists, etc.) with focus group interviews of preparation program alumni who are currently working in schools. Findings indicate that administrators need more information regarding supervision of instruction, technology decision making, work life balance, effective collaboration and communication, tool suites, law and ethics, and professional development strategies.

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