Leaders for the Twenty-First Century: Preparation, Experiences, and Roles in Technology Implementation

  • Lynne SchrumEmail author
  • Lyndsie M. Galizio
  • Mary C. English
  • Patrick Ledesma


This research sought to understand perspectives of tech-savvy administrators from the US in regards to how they learned what they know and how they lead their schools in the twenty-first century. It explored this issue in light of gathered information about targeted other countries’ requirements for administrator preparation. Looking through the lens of Fullan (1991), a mixed-methods survey gathered a sample of US leaders’ perspectives. Findings indicate that most leaders have not been formally prepared to implement technology systemically in their school; rather, those with skills in this area have learned on their own or through other educational experiences. Successful tech-savvy leaders purposefully set goals for their school, serve as role models, and support professional development for staff.


Leadership Technology implementation Change process Preparation of leaders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynne Schrum
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lyndsie M. Galizio
    • 2
  • Mary C. English
    • 2
  • Patrick Ledesma
    • 2
  1. 1.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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