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Title: Education for Managing ICT: professional development for school leaders
Authors: Comber, Christopher
Lawson, Tony
Issue Date: 2003
Presented at: Presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Annual Conference, 2003, Chesapeake, VA, USA.
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Citation: Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Annual Conference, 2003, pp. 1274-1281
Abstract: The early focus of ICT training in schools was on developing teachers' computer skills. Recent developments have focussed on pedagogical objectives. Our previous work established a number of key personnel factors for what we called the integrative school, chief among which was the role of the principal in leading ICT development. More recent work by the authors has found that such leaders are relatively rare. Moreover, the research literature on school leadership barely mentions ICT as an issue for school managers. This suggests a requirement for ICT training dedicated to the needs and concerns of school leaders. We report on findings from an evaluation of a UK pilot scheme designed to address these concerns. Participants reported a significant impact on their ICT leadership. It is proposed that this approach to professional development may provide a model for similar initiatives in other educational systems.
ISBN: 1-880094-47-9
Links: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/3432
Type: Conference paper
Rights: Copyright © 2003 by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). [http://www.aace.org] The definitive version is available from http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Reader.ViewAbstract&paper_id=18152.
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