Date of Award
Executive Ed.D. in Education Leadership Management and Policy
Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Joseph Stetar, Ph.D.
Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D.
Jan Arlene Furman, Ed.D.
technology integration, instructional technology, middle-school teachers, qualitative study, one-to-one computers
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine those factors influencing a teacher’s level of adaptation to a one-to-one laptop program in a middle-school setting. The school chosen for this study is located in a semi-rural district with approximately 500 students in sixth through eighth grade. Over the past 10 years, the school district has implemented a one-to-one laptop program with students currently having access to their own personal computer each day. Collins’s (2007) technology, leadership management, and policy pyramid model provided a framework for this analysis. Teachers’ perceptions of leadership support for the planning activities, organizational integration activities, and maintenance activities revealed a deeper understanding of leadership’s role in initiating and sustaining the laptop program. District administrator interviews provided an additional perspective of the program’s implementation. The findings suggest leadership’s role in a change process does impact a teacher’s level of adaptation to a new technology program. Future studies should consider the role of leadership in technology innovations and leadership’s influence on teacher technology adaptation.
Strigh, Janice Favre, "Factors Influencing the Level of Technology Adaptation by Middle-School Teachers" (2017). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2422.