Principal Leadership and Instructional Technology Support Networks
John Hiltz, Fairfax County Public Schools, United States ; Sara Dexter, University of Virginia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: There has been a recent effort to increase technology integration in schools. However, this has proven to be a complex process, which involves many components. Leadership on the part of the principal is known to play an important role in the process. In addition, it is also known that teachers form social support networks around technology integration. This preliminary case study used Social Network Analysis methodology to look at how leadership on the part of the school principal may affect the structures of the technology support networks teachers form. The results suggest that the way principals perform their leadership function can inhibit or contribute to successful network structures for technology integration.
Hiltz, J. & Dexter, S. (2012). Principal Leadership and Instructional Technology Support Networks. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3361-3366). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).