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ERIC Number: EJ958892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Studies of Technology Tool Usage Are Not Enough: A Response to the Articles in This Special Issue
McLeod, Scott; Bathon, Justin M.; Richardson, Jayson W.
Journal of Research on Leadership Education, v6 n5 p288-297 Dec 2011
The research in this special issue of the "Journal of Research in Leadership Education" (JRLE) is critically important for moving forward the practice of school leader preparation. The articles are well done and each includes at least one multimedia example of technology-suffused educational leadership pedagogy in practice. Every one of these authors is to be commended for tackling a much-needed and under-represented area of educational leadership scholarship. They should also be commended for venturing into new realms of teaching and learning with digital tools. The rapid technological transitions occurring within the society often create upheaval and fear. The authors and organizers of this special issue not only tried new approaches, but also had the courage to openly share their ideas, visions, failures, and successes with their colleagues in this outlet. It is these change agents that are boldly leading the leaders. The authors of this response summarize their work and categorize it within three technology leadership change domains. But in doing so, they also challenge everyone in the field to take further steps forward.
Descriptors: Change Agents, Leadership Training, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Administrator Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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