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TitlePrincipals' use of technology in Iceland and Newfoundland and Labrador
AuthorSkúladóttir, Eyrún
DescriptionThesis (M.Ed.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011. Education
Paginationix, 145 leaves.
SubjectSchool principals--Iceland; School principals--Newfoundland and Labrador; Educational technology--Iceland; Educational technology--Newfoundland and Labrador; Educational leadership--Iceland; Educational leadership--Newfoundland and Labrador
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Education
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
NotesBibliography: leaves 123-127.
AbstractIn Iceland and Newfoundland and Labrador, the principals of K-12 and compulsory schools have no alternative but to use technology. The onus is on them to use networks and web-based systems that provide their schools with an effective learning environment. If schools are to be able to function in today's society with its new and emerging technology, principals need to be able to lead the way. -- The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of principals in Iceland and Newfoundland and Labrador, focusing on their use of technology. The research contributes to the knowledge in this area and by comparing the roles of principals, both jurisdictions obtain a new vision of how school administrators' use of technology can be developed and improved in the future. -- This qualitative study uses a phenomenological design and the main sources are interviews with six principals, in the jurisdictions of Iceland and Newfoundland and Labrador. The emphasis of the study is to find out how principals enhance their role through technology, if they perceive that using technology makes them more effective, how they use technology in their everyday work, and if principals from both jurisdictions can learn from each other. -- The findings indicated that principals in both jurisdictions need more support and constant training to perform their roles as technological leaders in schools. Moreover, it revealed that technology is one of the major cores in school principals' day-to-day job, and that technology makes the work of principals more efficient in today's K-12 and compulsory schools. -- Keywords: Principals; technology; administration; effectiveness; technology use; technology training; technology support; professional development; K-12 schools; compulsory schools; education authorities
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
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