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ERIC Number: ED561624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 153
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-2837-1
The Principal's Experience through the Process of Implementing Social Media in Schools
Lovecchio, Michael J.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northeastern University
As school districts struggle to identify the role social media will play both inside and outside of the classroom, educational leaders can no longer ignore the benefits that these tools provide to students, stakeholders and faculty members. The potential challenges facing school leaders working in schools that utilize social media is extensive. Exposure to inappropriate content, online bullying and even identity theft are obstacles that can impact both students and staff. These threats can potentially lead to stakeholder resistance and lack of support towards social media tools in an educational setting. Despite these challenges, the impact social media can have on classroom instruction and communication make it an essential tool that schools must utilize to meet stakeholder needs and prepare students to be college and career ready. This study will provide educational leaders with strategies to aid them in determining how to go about implementing social media tools into their school. In addition, the study will look at how school principals have overcome the challenges associated with the implementation of social media tools in an educational setting. The primary research question that guides this study is: "How have principals have gone about integrating social media into their school?". [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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