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.
Chapter 3: Administration of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and Resource Management
Administration of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and Resource Management
There is a false dichotomy that exists between leadership, which constitutes exercising influence usually while interacting with others for mutual goal attainment, and management, which involves setting objectives and engaging in activities to meet those objectives (Brown, Noble, & Papa, 2009). Good managers need to have some leadership traits, and good leaders need to know how to manage. The two concepts are not mutually exclusive. In measurement parlance management skills are necessary but not sufficient for leadership. You can't keep the trains running on time (management) if you don't know where they are going (leadership). Conversely, being a good train manager is useless if trains are no longer needed.
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