Document Type

Conference Proceeding


National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand


Faculty of Education and Arts


School of Education / Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies




This article was originally published as: Newhouse, C. P. (2011). Realising the investment in ICT in schools: School Leadership the missing piece. Paper presented at the International Conference on Computers in Education. National Electronics and Computer Technology Center. Chiang Mai, Thailand. Original article available here


This paper draws on a range of internal research and external reports to discuss the relationship between school leadership and the impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in schools. Characteristics of school leadership and related decision-making processes are key determinants to the successful integration of ICT. While the Principal‟s role is important, having a leadership team that includes a curriculum leader who provides vision and support in the use of ICT is the most important component. The effectiveness of such a role depends on its connection with the leadership structure, the status of the person, and personal characteristics.

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