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ERIC Number: ED529515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 204
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1246-3422-7
Preparing School Administrators to Lead Technology Rich Professional Learning Communities in the Digital Age
Branch, Mary Grace
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Oklahoma
This study explores the coaching experiences of educational administrators in an attempt to gain greater understanding of how they develop the necessary skills to implement, lead, and support technology rich professional learning communities (PLCs). Participants came from a mix of urban, rural, and suburban school districts. Using semi-structured interviews and qualitative thematic analysis, the researcher examined what these administrators perceive as the most important factors in developing skills to lead technology rich PLCs from the perspectives of the participants and the cluster coaches who mentor them. Three primary themes emerged from the data; the strength of network learning, the utilization of technology as a form of communication in a professional learning community, and the constructivism of leadership. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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