Facilities for computer-supported decision-making in schools: explanations for lack of use and proposals for improvement

  • A. J. Visscher
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


In this paper an attempt is made to explain the fact that the power of computer-assisted school information systems to support decision-making is wasted. This is done on the basis of research findings regarding the characteristics of information handling by school managers and on the decision-making capacity of schools. In addition, some ways to promote the use of school information systems (SISs) for decision-support are presented.


Educational management information handling problem solving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Visscher
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  1. 1.Faculty of Educational Science and TechnologyUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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