Technology, Educational Technology, Leadership
The purpose of study was to investigate the use of technology in schools and the influence of the principal on technology use. The technology activities of principals along with the school technology outcomes perceived by their faculty were described and analyzed to discover if there was a relationship between and among them. This study investigated technology related leadership behavior exhibited by principals in terms of NETS-A technology standards for administrators, and how their leadership behavior affected or predicted the multiple ways that technology was used throughout a school.The population for this study was composed of principals and instructional faculty from public schools in Collier County, Florida. Principals completed the Principal Technology Leadership Assessment Survey to establish leadership behavior according to the NETS-A standards; faculty completed the School Technology Outcomes survey to identify technology use in schools. The numerous uses of technology were structured into three levels: administrative and management tasks (organizational technology outcomes), planning and delivery of instruction (instructional technology outcomes), and use by students for completing assignments (educational technology outcomes). Survey results revealed strong technology leadership behaviors and extensive and variety use of technology in schools. Analysis of the survey results supported the null hypothesis that there was no relationship between the technology behavior of educational leaders and the use of technology by faculty members in their schools.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
Educational Research, Technology and Leadership
Curriculum and Instruction
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Page-Jones, Alexandra, "Leadership Behavior And Technology Activities:the Relationship Between Principals And Technology Use In Schools" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3524.