Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Committee Member

David Heflich

Second Committee Member

Clifford McClain

Number of Pages

161

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ascertain if there were significant differences in the way teachers and principals articulated their beliefs about technology standards for all teachers. In comparing secondary principals to secondary teachers using the statistical instruments, it was found that the variables: secondary levels (middle and high) and positions (principal, English, math, science and social studies teachers) were not significantly different. In addition, the statistical analysis indicated that there were no significant interactions between secondary levels and educational positions. Examination of the mean values and the frequency distributions of teachers and principals revealed that the means of teachers and principals were similar. Further comparisons between principals and teachers using the same statistical instruments revealed that age and years as a principal were significantly different in respect to how each group responded to each of ISTE's performance indicators. Participants in the 51--60 age group responded more favorably to the performance indicators compared to age groups 21--30, 31--40 and 41--50; The responses by the teachers and principals both at the middle and high school level indicated that a large percentage of the teachers and principals agreed or strongly agreed with ISTE's technology standards for all teachers. For example, fifty-eight (58%) of middle school principals surveyed strongly agreed with the standards, and forty percent (40%) of the middle school principals surveyed agreed with the standards. Fifty-four point six percent (54.6%) of the teachers surveyed strongly agreed with the standards, and forty-three point nine percent (43.9%) agreed with the standards; The responses were similar for high school respondents. Fifty (50%) of the high school principals surveyed strongly agreed with the standards, and forty-eight percent (48%) of the high school principals surveyed agreed with the standards. Forty-eight point six percent (48.6%) of the teachers surveyed strongly agreed with the standards, and forty-eight point nine percent (48.9%) of the teachers surveyed agreed with the standards.

Keywords

Belief; Beliefs; Iste; Principals; Principals; Regarding Standards; Teachers; Technology; Technology Standards

Controlled Subject

Educational technology; Curriculum planning; School management and organization

File Format

pdf

File Size

4075.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/s0rk-oakn


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