The Role of School Leadership in the Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology in the School Context

Khaled AlSarayrah, Atef Abuhmaid

Abstract


The current study aimed to explore the role of school leadership in the dissemination of information and communication technology in the school context from the perspective of principals’ assistants. Thus, a survey was developed consisting of 42 items divided into five categories: the dissemination of the digital culture into the school, the principal and information and communication technologies, providing technical support, infrastructure, and encouraging teachers to utilize ICT. The sample of the study included (74) principals’ assistants in the Department of Education for the southern district of Al-Mazar. The results of the study showed that the role of the school leadership in the diffusion of ICT in the school context was overall moderate and in all categories. The results of the study showed no significant differences at ( (0.05 ≥ according to the sex at both the overall and the categories levels. In addition, there were no significant differences at ( (0.05 ≥ according to the specialization in all categories except the “principals and information and communication technology” category as there was a significant difference for the benefit of Humanities.

Keywords


School Administration, Information and Communication Technology, the School Community.

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