A Critical Analysis of the Challenges Facing e-Leaders in the 21st Century: A Review and Comparison of the Information and Communication Technology Development of a Public School and a Public Independent School in Hong Kong

By Patrick Hak-Chung Lam and Peter Woodhead.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper aims to evaluate the information and communication technology (ICT) implementation and development by comparing a local public school and a public independent school in Hong Kong in accordance with Becta Self-Review Framework. First, a comparison across eight domains of e-leadership (curriculum leadership and management, learning and teaching, assessment, professional development, extending opportunities for learning, resources and impact on student outcome) is made and analysed. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected from the Becta survey and interviews of the principal and the curriculum development officer of the local public school and the management team of the public independent school. Second, some key e-leadership issues of ICT implementation and development are identified and examined. Finally, suggestions are made for each of the eight domains.

Keywords: ICT, e-Leadership, Becta Self-Review Framework, 21st Century

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp.131-146. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 809.513KB).

Patrick Hak-Chung Lam

Associate Director, Teacher Professional Development Division, Parent Division, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As a reflective practitioner, Patrick Hak-chung Lam had been a school teacher and principal in primary and secondary schools for 19 years and a project manager in Ministry of Education, New Zealand. He has conducted numerous workshops and seminars in teritary institutes and schools. He also shares his educational insight and experience through contributing papers in international conferences and journals. He is currently the Associate Director of The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and an EDD candidate at The University of Hong Kong. www.patricklamhc.com

Peter Woodhead

Head of Learning and Teaching Technologies, Senior Management, German Swiss International School, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Peter Woodhead is former ICT Advisor, English Schools Foundation and currently Head of Learning and Teaching Technologies, German Swiss International School, Hong Kong.

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