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Keywords

Educational technology; School principals; Educational innovations; Instructional systems;

Abstract

The effective integration of technology into a school's curriculum is strongly influenced by the role played by a school principal. This literature review aims to examine a principal as a school leader, a principal as a technology leader, and specifically what a principal needs to be an effective leader of technology integration. This paper reviews peer-reviewed journal articles, research studies, and doctoral theses focused on the role of a principal in technology integration. Research indicates principals and other school leaders are crucial to the success of school initiatives, and that administrators need more training opportunities to have the positive impact desired for successful technology integration in a school system. The characteristics needed by effective administrators analyzed in this review include vision, leadership and modeling, and a willingness to learn.

Year of Submission

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 29 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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