ERIC Number: ED340130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Sharing the Vision, Power, and Experience: Advocating Technologically Competent Administrators.
Beaver, John F.
This study sought to identify the technology competence of the educational leaders in West-Central Florida. Mailed surveys were completed by 59 out of 75 educational leaders in this part of Florida, a region noted for its outstanding educational technology programs. Among the findings were: (1) nearly 73% of all respondents rated their personal computer competence as "nil" or "some" (able to turn a computer on and off but little else); (2) five out of six reported they had received six or fewer hours of training; and (3) 64% were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the current state of their educational technology programs. A suggested technology course for administrators is described. The recommendation is made to require completion of an administrative computer competence course for administrator certification. The complete list of 36 survey findings is included at the end of the paper for detailed inspection. (12 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (Ellenville, NY, October 23-25, 1991). For a related document, see ED 334 683.