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ERIC Number: ED563887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 254
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3035-9647-6
Technology Utilization: Confidence and Leadership Behavior at Three Elementary Schools
Varnado, Roslyn Lea
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Southeastern Louisiana University
With the high emphasis placed on student achievement and accountability from the governing entities and the increase of teacher assessment, the analysis of instruction is at the forefront of educational leadership. When analyzing instruction and instructional tools, technology has been a component of school districts for years with funding, plans, and standards at the national, state, and local educational agency levels. However, disconnect seems to exist between the teacher use and confidence of the technology and the leadership with regards to technology at the school level. For this study, the research chose to evaluate teacher use and confidence of four components of technology as identified by Dunn, Wilson, and Freeman, 2011, within the three instructional domains noted by Airasian, 1996. The researcher created a survey, focus group and interview protocol for the purpose of data collection, analyses, and triangulation regarding technology utilization, teacher confidence, and leadership behavior at three elementary schools. The results were analyzed within each school and triangulated across all three schools. While unique characteristics were noted of the schools studied, commonalities also existed, which caused for the researcher to note specifics to the schools and implications for future research. [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
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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