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ERIC Number: EJ1127620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1949-4289
The Technology Leadership Competencies of Elementary and Secondary School Directors
Yorulmaz, Alper; Can, Süleyman
Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, v11 n1 p47-61 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the elementary and secondary school directors' technology leadership competencies in relation to some demographic features such as age, length of service and the state of whether taking in-service technology training. The universe of the current study employing descriptive survey model was comprised of 129 school directors working at 76 elementary and secondary schools in Mentese district of the city of Mugla in 2013-2014 academic year. The sampling of the study consisted of 74 randomly selected school directors. As the data collection instrument, "The Scale of Educational Directors' Technology Leadership Competencies" developed by Banoglu (2012) was used. This scale has five dimensions that are visionary leadership, digital age learning culture, perfectionism in professional practice, digital citizenship and systematic development. Within the context of the current study, the correlations between the directors' technology leadership competencies and gender, age, length of service and the state of whether taking in-service technology training were analyzed through t-test and One Way ANOVA. The findings of the analyses revealed that the dimension viewed to be the most important by the directors is systematic development. Moreover, a significant correlation was found between age and perfectionism in professional practice and between the state of whether taking in-service technology training and technology leadership, visionary leadership and digital citizenship.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail: secretary@inased.org; Web site: http://inased.org/epasad/english/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey