A practical and visionary look at creative educational leadership in today’s digital environment FeaturesCritical questions at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key objectives. Case studies with discussion questions and activities provide opportunities for readers to analyze applied situations. End-of-chapter learning aids include Key Principles for Leaders to Know sections that summarize each chapter's content and Web Resources that provide links to additional information.

Entrepreneurial Leadership for Technology: An Opposable Mind1

Entrepreneurial leadership for technology: An opposable mind
TheodoreCreighton

Before we proceed in this chapter, we must decide if a specific leadership behavior is needed to effectively lead technology in our schools. More important, should we suggest that there is something about leadership in the broad sense that is uniquely different from leadership for such a specialized teaching and learning component as technology?

There is an abundance of empirical evidence that relates the leadership of the principal to a school's effectiveness (Fullan, 2001; Fullan & Stiegelbaurer, 1991; Hallinger & Heck, 1996, 1998; Leithwood & Riehl, 2003; Louis, 1994). The most recent and most exhaustive literature review and empirical study related to school technology leadership is the seminal work of Anderson and Dexter ...

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