The SAGE Handbook of School Organization presents a substantial review of the history, current status and future prospects of the field of school organization. Bringing together chapters exploring key issues, important debates and points of tension, the Handbook highlights the dynamics and interplay of the political, social, historical and cultural contexts of the field. This volume is designed to provide a much-needed critically informed and coherent account of the field, against a backdrop of increasing complexity in which schooling as an institution and schools as organizations operate. Part I: Schools as organizations; Part II: The leadership, management and governance of schools as organizations; Part III: Theoretical perspectives on schools as organizations; Part IV: Organizing in schools; and Part V: Researching schools as organizations.
Chapter 31: The Digital Age: Exploring the Relationship between Technology and School Organization
[Page 524]Dr Lockhart, a middle school principal, arrives at work. Although it is barely dawn, she sees that a handful of teachers are already preparing for the day. As she passes their classrooms, she is impressed by the unprecedented roles that new technologies can now play in teaching and learning.
As she passes by the foreign language wing, she sees Mr Enos video-chatting with another sixth grade teacher in Spain. As one sips a coffee, the other is having lunch. Together, they are planning their ...