Title

Technology Leadership: Aspiring Administrators’ Perceptions of Their Leadership Preparation Program

Department

Instructional Technology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the aspiring administrators’ perceptions of their preparation as technology leaders in an educational leadership master’s program of a large suburban university. An instrument based on the requirements of the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) was developed to survey 58 program candidates who were in their last semester of the program. Descriptive statistics were used to examine the agreeable extent of the responses. Univariate Analysis of Variance was used to determine if significant differences existed in perceptions among the classifications of the demographic variables. Results of the study showed that the aspiring principals’ rating of their technology preparation was slightly above average. All the subscales were rated above average except for Subscale 4 (Support, maintenance, operations, and finance) and Subscale 5 (Assessment and evaluation). Candidates’ perceptions of their program preparation were divided. Program realignment with NET-A Standards is recommended.

Journal

Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education

Volume

6

First Page

123

Last Page

139