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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Administration and Higher Education

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Departments of Educational Administration (DsEA) within Colleges of Education have been the traditional training institutions for men and women seeking to become school administrators. Since the early years when one teacher in a school also assumed the cursory role of head teacher to handle the few administrative tasks that needed to be done, the tasks of educational administration have changed and developed over the decades. DsEA have responded to the changes and new developments with appropriate courses to enable administrators to execute their many varied and complex tasks; Computers, especially microcomputers, have rapidly impacted school instruction and management. As a result, the school administrator needs new knowledge and skills to make the best use of computers in the schools. The purpose of this study was to answer the question: Given the rapid growth of computer use and the corresponding demands on educational administrators and given the traditional reliance on DsEA to prepare school leaders, what are DsEA presently doing to provide the training and information necessary for school administrators to respond to the imact of computers in schools?;A survey instrument was developed to seek an answer to this question. It included topics that school administrators need to know for the efficient use and management of computers. The forty-five DsEA affiliated with the Universtity Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) were asked to respond to the survey; The resulting data from the survey indicated that forty-three percent of the respondents are presently offering at least one course whose primary focus is computers in education. Some of the titles were: "Microcomputers in Education", "Administrative Applications for Microcomputers", and "Computer-Based Education." Eight percent of the respondents indicated they included computer topics in other departmental courses not readily identified as computer-based and eight percent required computer-based courses to be taken with the College of Education in a department such as the Department of Educational Technology; As a result of the study, recommendations were offered for DsEA that are seeking to develop computer-based education courses for administrators.


Administrators; Based; Computer; Preparatory; Programs; School; Status

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School management and organization

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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