ERIC Number: ED449557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-28
Technology and the Changing Nature of School Administration.
This article focuses on the key changes that technology has brought to education and how these changes will affect school administration. The paper examines the potential use of virtual schools and distance education, noting how each of these strategies will allow educational strategies that are not possible with brick-and-mortar education. School administrators should not only ensure that technology is available to students and teachers, they should incorporate technology into their own work. Some of the key areas that are being changed by technological innovation are data-driven assessment and accountability; connectivity and the inclusion of others; and communication and the heightened communication among educators from across the globe. Technology will also alter the roles and responsibilities of school personnel as all stakeholders become involved in organizational improvement. The new organizations will require "inner-directed" people who have the self-actualization to handle the changing environment of job complexity and the interrelationship of technology and education. As more people have access to information, individuals at all levels will be able to make suggestions that can alter the course of an institution. The boundaries between administration and other positions will blur as all stakeholders become empowered to improve their schools. (RJM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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