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 9: School, Technology, and Society: Home-School Communications and Access
School, Technology, and Society: Home-School Communications and Access
Undoubtedly, our country needs to prepare citizens who are capable of taking on the challenges that a global society presents. Today's students need to be able to compete tomorrow within a multinational global workforce, perform jobs that may not exist, and work with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Technology can be a catalyst for this learning. However, many school leaders face societal challenges that take school administration to new levels. Some examples of those challenges are achievement gaps—the disparity in educational measures such as standardized tests, dropout rates, and graduation rates—between ethnic minority and ethnic majority students, between rich and poor students, between students with technology ...