Competency, leadership and technology use by principals

Mojgan Afshari, Kamariah Abu Bakar, Wong Su Luan, Foo Say Fooi, Bahaman Abu Samah

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Abstract

Principals have a major responsibility for initiating and implementing school change through the use of information and communications technology and can facilitate complex decisions to integrate it into learning, teaching and school administration. However, there is less information about the current status of ICT use by principals, their perceived competence in it, and their leadership style. This paper will report on these issues from an analysis of data gathered from a survey of secondary school principals in Tehran, Iran. The findings indicated that principals spent a few times a week working on their computers. Also, computer competence and transformational leadership contributed significantly to the level of computer use by principals. It was suggested that considerable ongoing professional development opportunities need to be provided for principals to fulfill their role as technology leader.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-358
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Learning
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Information and communication technology
  • Leadership
  • Secondary school principals

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Afshari, M., Abu Bakar, K., Luan, W. S., Fooi, F. S., & Samah, B. A. (2009). Competency, leadership and technology use by principals. International Journal of Learning, 16(3), 345-358.

Competency, leadership and technology use by principals. / Afshari, Mojgan; Abu Bakar, Kamariah; Luan, Wong Su; Fooi, Foo Say; Samah, Bahaman Abu.

In: International Journal of Learning, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2009, p. 345-358.

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Afshari, M, Abu Bakar, K, Luan, WS, Fooi, FS & Samah, BA 2009, 'Competency, leadership and technology use by principals', International Journal of Learning, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 345-358.
Afshari, Mojgan ; Abu Bakar, Kamariah ; Luan, Wong Su ; Fooi, Foo Say ; Samah, Bahaman Abu. / Competency, leadership and technology use by principals. In: International Journal of Learning. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 345-358.
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