The Role of Leadership for Information Technology in Education: Systems of Practices

  • Sara DexterEmail author
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


Information technology (IT) leadership requires that school leaders understand both how IT specifically serves as a means to an instructional end and how to create the conditions that foster such uses. Driven by leaders’ technological leadership content knowledge (TLACK), the system of practices for IT leadership presented here suggests how leaders act to in turn influence teachers’ knowledge and practices to foster student learning with IT. It is suggested that this system of practices encompasses setting directions for IT uses, building relationships and developing people to succeed with that vision, and developing the organization to support school personnel’s efforts towards those ends.


Educational leadership Distributed leadership 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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  • Sara Dexter
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  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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