Transformational leadership style and information communication technoloy

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

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Abstract

Without the support of school principals, the educational potential of Information and Communication Technology may not be realized. Principals play a vital role in promoting ICT use in school. Hence, they should have the ability to effectively use technology as a communication tool, a management tool, and a decision making tool. The effective use of these tools can help principals increase their instructional and managerial efficiency. A wide range of factors has been found to affect principals' use of ICT. Of these, transformational leadership style has been identified as being one of the most important. However little is known about this style and ICT use by principals. This paper, therefore, reviews empirical and selected conceptual research on the role of principals in ICT implementation, factors which influence ICT use and transformational leadership style. Researchers and school leaders will find this information useful in developing their own inquiry and improving their understanding of this important management issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-118
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Transformational leadership style

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Transformational leadership style and information communication technoloy. / Afshari, Mojgan; Abu Bakar, Kamariah; Luan, Wong Su; Fooi, Foo Say; Samah, Bahaman Abu.

In: European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 3, 10.2007, p. 109-118.

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Afshari, M, Abu Bakar, K, Luan, WS, Fooi, FS & Samah, BA 2007, 'Transformational leadership style and information communication technoloy', European Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 109-118.
Afshari, Mojgan ; Abu Bakar, Kamariah ; Luan, Wong Su ; Fooi, Foo Say ; Samah, Bahaman Abu. / Transformational leadership style and information communication technoloy. In: European Journal of Social Sciences. 2007 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 109-118.
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