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School leaders, ICT competence and championing innovations

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Computers & Education Volume 53, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


The implementation of new technology is becoming more important to schools and the success of such implementations is often due to the presence of ICT champions. This article examines ICT champions to determine whether the intention to champion ICT is determined by the ICT competence of school leaders. This article, based on responses from 64 school leaders in New Zealand, reports that professional development and ICT usage are antecedents of ICT competency and that school leaders are ICT competent and willing ICT champions. These findings are contrary to existing research which has found that school leaders have poor ICT competency.


Stuart, L.H., Mills, A.M. & Remus, U. (2009). School leaders, ICT competence and championing innovations. Computers & Education, 53(3), 733-741. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 26, 2020 from .

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