Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology (4th Edition)

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For courses in Introduction to Educational Administration and Leadership. The fourth edition of Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology is designed to provide educators with both the theoretical and the practical considerations for planning and implementing technology, particularly computer applications, in schools. Basic concepts of technology and planning that use systems theory are presented. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the total application of technology as opposed to any individual component, be it hardware, software, facilities, personnel, or finances. This book is meant to form a foundation from which educators will provide leadership and become agents for realizing the powerful potential of technology in their schools.

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This book provides educators with both the theoretical and the practical considerations for planning and implementing technology in schools. It is one of the very few books directed to educational leaders who realize the importance of a long-term vision and investment in technology. Emphasis is placed throughout on the importance of the total application as opposed to any individual component of technology planning. Staff development, facilities, and finances are treated with the same importance as hardware and software. It is meant to form a foundation from which educators will provide the leadership and become agents for realizing the powerful potential of technology in their schools.

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Anthony G. Picciano is the author of four books on education and technology. Educational Leadership and Planning for Technology is the third edition of an earlier work, Computers in the Schools: A Guide to Planning and Administration. In June 2000, Dr. Picciano published Distance Learning: Making Connections across Virtual Space and Time (Merrill/Prentice Hall) which extensively covers the growing field of distance learning.

Dr. Picciano is a professor in the Education Administration and Supervision Program in the School of Education at Hunter College. His teaching specialties include educational technology, organization theory, and research methods. He also has been a faculty fellow since 1994 at the City University of New York Open Systems Laboratory, a facility dedicated to experimenting with advanced uses of instructional technology and to providing staff development programs for organizations including public schools, colleges, and private businesses.

Dr. Picciano has served as a consultant for a variety of public and private organizations including the Commission on Higher Education/Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, the New York City Board of Education, the New York State Department of Education, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Citicorp. He has received a number of grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and IBM. His articles on educational technology have appeared in journals such as The Urban Review, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Computers in the Schools, Equity and Choice, and EDUCOM Review.

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