Teacher technology competencies: Florida secondary principals' assessment skills and competencies requisite for successful practice
Education -- Florida -- Data processing, Educational technology -- Study and teaching -- Florida, School management and organization -- Florida -- Data processing
The purpose of this study was to determine the technology skills that principals perceived as essential for newly hired teachers. The study used a mailed survey to explore three technology constructs in order to determine which skills principals deemed important, how they evaluated those skills after teachers were hired, and which technology skills principals felt colleges of education should be teaching prospective teachers. The technology constructs examined were basic computer and technology operations and concepts, the personal and professional use of technology, and the application of technology in instruction. The study also examined whether principals who perceived themselves as technologically advanced also preferred to hire teachers at a similar level of expertise and whether principals who took the Florida Educational Leadership Examination, which included a technology domain, preferred teachers who were talented in the uses of technology. The findings of the study revealed that most principals, regardless of their own level of expertise or whether or not they took the FELE, are very aware of the instructional benefits of technology and that they perceive the basic, professional, and instructional uses of technology to be essential skills for teachers to possess.
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Bozeman, William C.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
Instructional Programs and Educational Leadership
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Education; Education -- Dissertations, Academic
Cullum, John T., "Teacher technology competencies: Florida secondary principals' assessment skills and competencies requisite for successful practice" (2000). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 1804.