Title

Study of innovative teachers' use of technology and the perceived influence principals have upon the integration of instructional technology in the classroom

Keywords

Computer assisted instruction; Educational technology; School principals -- Effect of technological innovations on; Teachers -- Effect of technological innovations on

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether principals influenced the use of technology by innovative teachers. Data were collected electronically using a survey instrument and an email that contained eight openended questions. Fifty teachers responded to the survey. In addition, 32 of the 50 teachers responded to the openended questions. Analyses of the data indicated that principals were perceived by the teacher to be influential in their use of technology if they demonstrated the following conditions or competencies: (a) development of a technology plan and organized a technology committee, (b) support of and participation in professional development, (c) encouragement of and recognition for best practices in technology, (d) knowledge and use of technology, and (e) providing resources available for technology. No significant difference was found between the perceived influence principals had on innovative teachers and the size of the school or the community served by the school. In addition to these analyses, summaries of the 50 technology programs associated with the respective respondents were included.

Notes

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Graduation Date

2003

Advisor

Bozeman, William C.

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Education

Department

Educational Research, Technology, and Leadership

Format

Print

Pages

212 p.

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0020827

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic

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