Advisor

Cornelious, Linda F.

Committee Member

Olinzock, Anthony A.

Committee Member

Hare, Dwight

Committee Member

Davis, James E.

Committee Member

Du, Jianxia

Date of Degree

1-1-2006

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Major

Technology and Education

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Instructional Systems, Leadership and Workforce Development

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine Mississippi?s Career and Technology School Administrators? attitudes and perceptions toward technology integration and to determine their knowledge and use of the NETS∙A. The study contributed to the literature on technology integration and the NETS∙A in the secondary classroom. The research design for this study was descriptive and correlational. A pilot study was conducted prior to the commencement of the research study in which no problems were identified. Out of a population of 144 Mississippi Career and Technology School Administrators, 102 participated in the study. A survey instrument consisting of three parts was used in this study. Part I of the instrument was designed to collect demographic data and to determine administrators? training and experience with technology. Part II was the "Survey of Administrative Attitudes and Perceptions toward Technology Integration", and Part III was the "Administrator Technology Self-Assessment Tool". The research questions posed in the study were developed to examine Mississippi Career and Technology School Administrators? attitudes and perceptions toward technology integration and to determine their knowledge and use of the NETS∙A. The study was further designed to determine whether relationships existed between the variable attitude and perceptions and the variables knowledge and use, demographic characteristics, and experience and training with technology integration. Pearson r, Spearman rs, and Point-biserial rpb were used to analyze the data of the returned surveys. After the data were collected and analyzed, the researcher determined that there was a statistically significant correlation between Mississippi Career and Technology School Administrators? attitudes and perceptions of technology integration and the variable knowledge and use of the NETS∙A and the variable experience and training with technology integration. There was no statistically significant correlation between Mississippi?s Career and Technology School Administrators? attitudes and perceptions of technology integration and the variables age, sex, and years experience as an administrator. Conclusions and recommendations based on the findings in this study indicated that Mississippi Career and Technology School Administrators should be required to increase their experience and training with technology integration. School administrators should also broaden their knowledge and increase their use of the NETS∙A.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17388

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