Relationship between cultural perceptions, leadership style and computer use by principals

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

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Abstract

School leaders are key factors in implementation ICT in schools. They need to understand the capacities of the new technologies, to have a personal proficiency in their use, and be able to promote a school culture which encourages exploration of new techniques in teaching, learning and management. However, there is less information about the current status of ICT use by Iranian principals. This paper investigated the extent to which secondary school principals use computers in Tehran, Iran and determined factors related to level of computer use by principals (cultural perceptions and leadership style of principals). The findings indicated that principals spent a few times a week working on their computers. Also, cultural perceptions and transformational leadership contributed significantly to the level of computer use by principals. It is anticipated that the data obtained from the study will open new lines of inquiry about the crucial roles of school leaders in the adoption of ICTs and will contribute to decisions about future developmental needs because more will be known about their preparedness for change.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
Pages945-949
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 - Hong Kong
Duration: 30 Nov 20094 Dec 2009

Other

Other17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
CityHong Kong
Period30/11/094/12/09

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Keywords

  • Cultural perceptions
  • ICT
  • Leadership style
  • School principals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Afshari, M., Abu Bakar, K., Wong, S. L., Fooi, F. S., & Samah, B. A. (2009). Relationship between cultural perceptions, leadership style and computer use by principals. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 (pp. 945-949)

Relationship between cultural perceptions, leadership style and computer use by principals. / Afshari, Mojgan; Abu Bakar, Kamariah; Wong, Su Luan; Fooi, Foo Say; Samah, Bahaman Abu.

Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. 2009. p. 945-949.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Afshari, M, Abu Bakar, K, Wong, SL, Fooi, FS & Samah, BA 2009, Relationship between cultural perceptions, leadership style and computer use by principals. in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. pp. 945-949, 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009, Hong Kong, 30/11/09.
Afshari M, Abu Bakar K, Wong SL, Fooi FS, Samah BA. Relationship between cultural perceptions, leadership style and computer use by principals. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. 2009. p. 945-949
Afshari, Mojgan ; Abu Bakar, Kamariah ; Wong, Su Luan ; Fooi, Foo Say ; Samah, Bahaman Abu. / Relationship between cultural perceptions, leadership style and computer use by principals. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009. 2009. pp. 945-949
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