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ERIC Number: ED562335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Leadership for Sustaining Pedagogical Innovations in ICT Implementation: A Case Study of a Taiwanese Vocational High School
Chen, Yih-Shyuan; Chen, Yu-Horng; Wu, Shun-Jyh; Tang, Fang-Kai
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
This paper is a case study of a vocational high school in Taiwan. The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the key determinants of a school's success in initiating and sustaining pedagogical innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) implementation, with a specific focus on the effect of leadership approaches in the change process. Centring on a particular vocational high school, this study examined the way in which the entire staff succeeded in transforming a traditional school into an acknowledged ICT-capable school. Questionnaires and interviews served as the main research methods within this study. The results confirmed that, first, collaborative leadership was at the core of successfully managing changes of ICT integration. Second, the findings highlight the importance of fostering the future leaders for sustaining good practices of ICT implementation. Finally, the findings reflect upon the potential impact of the leadership approaches on teachers' engagement in the change process of ICT implementation. Currently, there is still limited research focusing on schools' sustainability of ICT implementation. The present research could serve as a reference for further research in this regard. [For the full proceedings, see ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan