ICT and Czech School Culture -- Towards the Pre-Research Phase of a Research Project
European Conference on Educational Research, Faculty of Education, Rethymnon Campus,
The contribution is one of the partial outcomes of a three-year project called Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and School Culture (Czech Science Foundation, grant #406/03/P119). In this paper the author deals with the pre-research phase of the project whose main goal was to complete the existing knowledge of the topic and thus enable to start the empirical survey. The respondents of the survey were headmasters of 15 schools in one of the regions of the Czech Republic. The respondents were sent a questionnaire in which they were supposed to assess the above stated key areas of school functioning according to the potential for school development ascribed to ICT. They were also asked to answer some question concerning the more concrete role of ICT in the area of school development. After that some headmasters were interviewed during structured interviews. The results of the pre-research phase indicate the areas seen by the headmasters as showing significant potential of ICT, but also the areas perceived as being limited and the overall significance of ICT for the development of school and its culture.
Zounek, J. (2004). ICT and Czech School Culture -- Towards the Pre-Research Phase of a Research Project. Presented at European Conference on Educational Research, Faculty of Education, Rethymnon Campus 2004.