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The role of the teaching principal in promoting ICT use in small primary schools in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author McGarr, Oliver
dc.contributor.author Kearney, Gerry
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-24T11:45:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-24T11:45:34Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation McGarr, O. and Kearney, G. (2009) The role of the teaching principal in promoting ICT use in small primary schools in Ireland, Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 18(1), pp. 87-102. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2396
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The focus of this study was to examine the leadership role as lived by teaching principals in a selection of small primary schools in the west of Ireland and in particular the implications ICT has for that role. The study involved the use of individual one-to-one semi-structured interviews with a selection of thirteen primary school principals in the mid west region. Following analysis of the interview data a focus group interview with eight of the principals was conducted to validate and explore the issues to emerge from the one-to-one interviews. Principals had enthusiastically responded to the national ICT in schools initiative (Schools IT2000) but it had significantly added to the demands of their positions. While the lack of up-to-date resources, poor levels of technical support and time were identified as the main impediments, a lack of familiarity of ways in which the technology could be integrated across the curriculum affected the quality of pedagogical leadership provided by them. The research highlights the need for alternative models of support and leadership to be considered. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technology, Pedagogy and Education;
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Technology, Pedagogy and Education is available online at: 10.1080/14759390802704139 en_US
dc.subject ICT en_US
dc.title The role of the teaching principal in promoting ICT use in small primary schools in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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