Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

International Society of Technology in Education Standards for Education Leaders and Educational Technology Leadership Among South Dakota High School Principals
by Bass, Eric, Ed.D., University of South Dakota, 2019, 101; 27548347
Abstract (Summary)

Educational Technology Leadership has started to become a more vital role for high school principals as the use of educational technology has expanded in schools across the country. In 2018, the International Society for Technology in Education released the ISTE Standards for Educational Leaders which serves as a standard for educational technology leadership. The existing literature on the topic of educational technology leadership is limited but shows that high school principals with personal experience, good communication skills, and a willingness to grow as professionals can become effective educational technology leaders. This study sought to provide quantitative data based on the perceptions of the role high school principals have in educational technology leadership. Through the use of a custom survey instrument based on the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders, high school principals in the state of South Dakota were surveyed. The survey was administered through the use of the South Dakota K12 Data Center’s High School Principals electronic mailing list. The Qualtrics survey gathered the high school principals’ level of comfort with the sub-standards of the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders as well as the level of importance high school principals placed on those sub-standards in their positions in their school districts.

The data collected from the 35 high school principals responses was analyzed to identify the sub-standards of each of the five ISTE Standards for Education Leaders that the principals identified as the most comfortable with and most important to their roles as high school principals. The data was also analyzed to examine correlations between the level of comfort and the level of importance among the sub-standards of the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders. The analysis of the data revealed two statistically significant relationships in the sub-standards of the Connected Learner and Empowering Leader standards. The findings of this study can be used to further the development of educational technology leadership through professional development opportunities and principal leadership programs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Avoseh, Mejai B.M.
Commitee: De Jong, David, Mourlam, Daniel, Santo, Susan
School: University of South Dakota
Department: Educational Administration
School Location: United States -- South Dakota
Source: DAI-A 82/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational administration, Educational technology, Communication, Educational leadership
Keywords: Education standards, South Dakota, High school principals, Communication skills
Publication Number: 27548347
ISBN: 9798698590842
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