NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1064725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Benefits and Challenges of Technology in High Schools: A Voice from Educational Leaders with a Freire Echo
Preston, Jane P.; Wiebe, Sean; Gabriel, Martha; McAuley, Alexander; Campbell, Barbara; MacDonald, Ron
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v46 n2 p169-185 May 2015
The purpose of this study is to document the perceptions of school leaders pertaining to the benefits and challenges of technology in high schools located on Prince Edward Island (PEI) (Canada). For this qualitative study, we interviewed 11 educational leaders representing the PEI Department of Education, principals, vice-principals, and department heads. Most participants indicated that technology activated reverse mentorship among teachers and students, and technology positively affected student motivation. In contrast, the participants recognized there were challenges regarding the impact of technology at the high school level. The challenges identified were inappropriate texting, decline of literacy skills, policy and lack of policy, and increased workload regarding communication with parents. Herein, we apply Freirean perspectives, which promotes social advocacy, to understand how these benefits and challenges interrelate.
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada