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ERIC Number: EJ927833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
The Role of the Principal's Leadership Style in the Implementation of ICT Policy
Hadjithoma-Garstka, Christina
British Journal of Educational Technology, v42 n2 p311-326 March 2011
This paper presents findings of a study in information communication technology (ICT) implementation, on the principal's leadership style in relation to other factors that influence implementation. The principal's leadership style is perceived--on the basis of the characteristics of the context where the study was conducted--as a personal quality, rather than a change/transformational leadership behaviour or related to the principals' positional authority. The study employed firstly a large-scale survey based on which case studies of four schools were selected for further research. The findings have implications for practice, more specifically, for principals' training and for the support provided to schools for embedding ICT. The paper draws on an institutionalist implementation approach to describe the principals' role in theorising the concept of ICT in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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