Title

Superintendents' Perceptions of Educational Technology Leadership

Date of Award

2004

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Studies and Research

First Advisor

T. Colette Smith

Advisor Department

Educational Studies and Research

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine superintendents' perceptions of educational technology leadership in relation to nationally adopted (TSSA) Technology Standards for School Administrators. Descriptive statistics and a One-Way (MANVOA) was utilized to examine data collected from practicing K-12 superintendents. The participants in this study consisted of approximately 152 practicing K-12 superintendents in a southern state. The Educational Technology and Leadership Survey (ETLS), developed by the researcher and constructed directly from the performance indicators of Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA), assess superintendents' perceptions of educational technology leadership in relation to nationally adopted Technology Standards for School Administrators. The results of this study revealed that there is no statistically significant difference between elected and appointed superintendents' perceptions of educational technology regarding leadership and vision; learning and teaching; productivity and professional practice; support, management, and operations; assessment and evaluation; and social, legal, and ethical issues.