Transformational Leadership Role of Principals in Implementing Informational and Communication Technologies in Schools
Mojgan Afshari*, Simin Ghavifekr , Saedah Siraj and Rahmad Sukor Ab. Samad
Department of Educational Management, Planning and Policy, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya
Abstract: The implementation of information and communication technologies is very important to schools. Transformational leaders provide greater contributions to implement technology in education. This paper examines the relationship between two independent variables (computer competence and computer use) and transformational leadership role of principals in implementing ICT in schools. This paper based on responses from 320 school leaders in Iran, reports that computer competence and ICT usage are key factors that influence technology leadership behaviors. It is suggested that decision makers should provide professional development for principals to become proficient in all the competency areas.
[Mojgan Afshari, Simin Ghavifekr, Saedah Siraj, & Rahmad Sukor Ab.Samad. Transformational Leadership Role of Principals in Implementing Informational and Communication Technologies in Schools. Life Sci J 2012;9(1):281-284]. (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 39
Keywords: ICT competence, ICT use, transformational leadership, school principals Full Text 39