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ERIC Number: EJ1017245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Challenges School Principals Facing in the Context of Technology Leadership
Sincar, Mehmet
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v13 n2 p1273-1284 Spr 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine the challenges school principals facing in the context of technology leadership. This is a qualitative case study guided by the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS*A). Six elementary school principals working in a large city in southeastern Turkey participated into the study. The data were collected through face-to-face interviews via a semi-structured interview protocol. The data collection tool was developed through pilot studies based on expert opinions. The data were analyzed through a thematic approach and validity and reliability were investigated via peer-review, member checking, and inter-coder reliability processes. The findings show that in assuming their roles as technology leaders school principals face various challenges, including bureaucracy, lack of resources, resistance to innovation, lack of in-service training, and poverty. Based on the findings, various measures are recommended to diminish bureaucratic obstacles and organize sustainable in-service training activities in order to overcome the challenges that school principals are facing in the context of technology leadership.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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