Making the Shift from School Manager to Instructional Leader: Using the Nature of Technology Framework as a Tool for Analysis

Jerrid Kruse, Thomas Buckmiller


This exploratory study used qualitative methods to investigate the use of an emerging conceptual framework, the nature of technology, to understand ways in which future school administrators consider adopting new technology for their school. The nature of technology conceptual framework proved useful for investigating aspiring administrators’ views related to technology use and adoption, and it has the potential to be used and applied in other contexts. The results of this study revealed these aspiring school administrators gave overwhelming precedence to managerial issues, as opposed to instructional leadership issues, when considering technology implementation.  

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