The Principal as Technology Leader / Edition 1

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In an engaging style, the author--founder of the Idaho Administrative Technology Leadership Center--explores the complexities of change and implementation of technology in schools.

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Editorial Reviews

John Artis
Illustrates that technology leadership is not about bells and whistles, but about curriculum and instructional leadership.
Kim Leblanc
An excellent resource for principals—especially new principals. It will definitely help them establish their vision for technology in their schools. I read the book in one sitting.
Vicki Barnett
Creighton does a wonderful job exploring the complexities of technology in schools.
Neil J. Shipman
Dr. Creighton's candid and reflective writing style will make this an invaluable resource to practicing school leaders, students in school leader preparation programs, and professors of school leadership.
Joe Schneider
Professor Creighton makes the best case to date for requiring school administrators to understand that effective educational technology is more than e-mail and internet access.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761945420
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 592,834
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Theodore B. Creighton is currently a Professor and Program Leader in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech, he served as Director of the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership at Sam Houston State University and as a Professor in Educational Leadership at Idaho State University. His background includes teaching atall grade levels in Washington, D.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Los Angeles, California. His administrative experience includes serving as principal and superintendent in both Fresno and Kern Counties, California. He holds a BS degree in teacher educationfrom Indiana University of Pennsylvania,a master's degree in educational administration fromCalifornia State University Long Beach,and a doctorate from the University of California Davis.

Though active in many professional organizations, he devotes considerable time to his role as Executive Director of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. He also serves as a member of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA), and as a Stafford Faculty Fellow for the National Institute on Leadership, Disabilities and Students Placed at Risk (NILDSPAR). He recently was appointed as Project Director of the Connexions Knowledge Base Project, an international initiative in collaboration with Rice University charged with assembling the knowledge base in educational administration. His research includes examining the forces of the school principalship, and he is widely published in the area of schools with alternative forms of school leadership.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1. Principal Leadership and Successful Technology Implementation
2. Are Schools and Technology Leaders Doing Enough?
3. Why Do Technology Programs Fail?
4. Strategic Planning for Technology: An Oxymoron?
5. Setting the Stage for Staff Development: Uniting Technology and Constructivist Teaching and Learning Environments
6. Resisters and Saboteurs: Dealing With Teachers Resistant to Technology Implementation
7. Teacher Evaluation and the Use of Technology
8. Sustaining Effective Technology Plans: Management and Leadership
9. The Future: Leadership and Technology Implementation
10. OK School Leaders, Let's Put One Together
Resource A: A SWOT Matrix for Technology Planning
Resource B: Administrative Dimensions and Look-Fors
Resource C: List of Tables and Figures
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