A Preliminary Investigation of School Principals’ Use of ICT: Evaluating Demographical Factors

AFZAAL H. SEYAL

Abstract


The study investigates the thirty-five secondary school principals’ use of information and communication technology and the effect of various demographical variables such as gender, age, educational qualifications, location of school (urban or rural) and no of years of leadership experience and computer expertise. The data collected through survey indicates that majority of the school principals posses average computer expertise, however the use of ICT across curriculum is still at infancy stage. In addition, demographical variables gender, age and computer expertise significantly contributing towards the principals’ use of the information and communication technologies. However, age is negatively associated with the use of information technology. Based on the results some recommendations are made to the relevant authorities of ICT Department, Ministry of Education

Keywords


Information and Communication Technology (ICT), technology leadership, primary schools, school principals

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