Transformational leadership and information technology: implications for secondary school leaders

Noseworthy, Selby (1998) Transformational leadership and information technology: implications for secondary school leaders. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The role of leadership in schools has always elicited much debate in academia. For the past two decades, critics and scholars have placed much emphasis on the emerging theory of transformational leadership as an appropriate model for school leaders. The roots of this theory are examined in this folio as well as modifications that have been proposed by scholars in the leadership field. The principles and practices inherent in the concept of transformational leadership are described and the implications for school leaders are synthesized. -- Another issue at the center of debate in education is the emerging role of information technology in schools today. Some of the current realities of integration efforts are described in this folio. Incidents of use, misuse and non-use have been documented and are summarized. Then the potential for these new technologies to impact upon education is explored. The aim is to demonstrate the importance of continuing with integration efforts because of the potential positive impact it can have upon teaching, learning and reforming in education today. -- Finally, the factors that impact upon the integration of information technology in schools are explored. Among these factors, the role of leadership has emerged as one that has a large impact upon the success of integration efforts. Thus the role of leadership in integrating information technology to create information age schools is the focus of the last paper in this folio.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11152
Item ID: 11152
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves p. 65-70.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Computer-assisted instruction; Educational change; Educational leadership; Information technology

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