ERIC Number: ED475185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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The Principal as Technology Leader.
This book explores the complexities of change and implementation of technology in schools. It looks at current research while providing guidelines to development and planning, and includes sample technology plans. In addition, the book highlights instructional leadership and curriculum, the digital divide between needs and availability, needs assessment, strategic planning, staff technophobia, TSSA (Technology Standards for School Administrators) standards, constructivism and engaged learning, and community support. It advances the argument for staff development and technology implementation that will enhance student achievement, rather than relying on outdated methods of drill and practice. The book contains the following chapters: (1) "Principal Leadership and Successful Technology Implementation"; (2) "Are Schools and Technology Leaders Doing Enough?"; (3) "Why Do Technology Programs Fail?"; (4) "Strategic Planning for Technology: An Oxymoron?"; (5) "Setting the Stage for Staff Development: Uniting Technology and Constructivist Teaching and Learning Environments"; (6) "Resisters and Saboteurs: Dealing with Teachers Resistant to Technology Implementation"; (7) "Teacher Evaluation and the Use of Technology"; (8) "Sustaining Effective Technology Plans: Management and Leadership"; (9) "The Future: Leadership and Technology Implementation"; (10) "OK, School Leaders, Let's Put One Together." A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) matrix for technology planning and a list of administrative dimensions and "look-fors" are appended. Includes and index. (Contains 59 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Technology Planning, Technology Uses in Education
Corwin Press, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-4542-3, $24.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-619-4541-5, $55.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-417-2466 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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