Abstract


ANALYSING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’ PERCEPTIONS OF TECHNOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES (A MIXED METHOD STUDY)

This study was carried out using a mixed research method to analyze the relationship between private school administrators' technology leadership competencies perceptions and innovation management, with the aim of improving professional skills of school administrators in Turkey’s Education Vision 2023. This research was designed as Sequential Explanatory Design. The population of the quantitative part of the research consisted of 216 administrators working in private schools in Avcılar and Kartal, İstanbul in 2020-2021 academic year. In this research 149 administrators participated and by not taking a sample in the study, it was tried to reach all school administrators in the universe. The qualitative data of the study was collected through semi-structured interviews with 20 school administrators. Parametric statistical analysis techniques were used in the analysis of quantitative data and content analysis method was used in the analysis of qualitative data. In the quantitative part of the research, the relational scanning model, one of the general scanning models, was used. According to the results of the quantitative part of the study, the mean score of school administrators that participated in-service training related to information technologies were significantly higher than school administrators that didn’t participate. A positive and moderate correlation was found between school administrators' technology leadership and innovation management competencies. In this study, it was concluded that there was a similarity between quantitative and qualitative findings. In this context, it was seen that school administrators give importance to the use of educational technologies in the education and support professional development in educational technologies.



Keywords

Education management, administrator, leader, technology, Turkey’s education vision 2023.


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