NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ989537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
An Examination of Ohio Principals' Attitudes toward Technology and First Amendment Law: Implications for Leadership
Gooden, Mark A.
Journal of School Leadership, v22 n6 p1130-1154 Nov 2012
Principals have acknowledged the challenges with remaining current on issues in the law. A unique challenge for principals is the intersection of students' First Amendment rights in the school context and the legal issues surrounding student-created webpages. Using a randomly selected sample of Ohio high school secondary principals, I investigated administrators' attitudes concerning the scope of their authority in regulating student Internet expression (i.e., webpages). In this study, attitudes are defined as a predisposition to respond to a social object, such as a person, group, idea, physical object, and so on, in particular situations. The results revealed that principals' attitudes were significantly affected by the place where the student's webpage was created (on campus or off campus) but not by the presence or absence of a material disruption. (Contains 2 notes, 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Rowman & Littlefield. 4501 Forbes Boulevard Suite 200, Lanham, MD 20706. Tel: 800-462-6420; Tel: 717-794-3800; Fax: 800-338-4550; Fax: 717-794-3803; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bethel School District 403 v Fraser; First Amendment; Hazelwood School District v Kuhlmeier; Tinker v Des Moines Independent School District