ICT and the Czech School Culture: on the Preliminary Stage of a Research Project
|Original title:||ICT and the Czech School Culture: on the Preliminary Stage of a Research Project|
|Field:||Pedagogy and education|
|Type:||Article in Proceedings|
|Keywords:||ICT; school; school management; headmaster; school culture; learning; teaching|
In this paper the author deals with the pre-research phase of the project whose main goal was to complete the existing knowledge of the topic and thus enable to start the empirical survey. The respondents of the survey were headmasters of 15 schools in one of the regions of the Czech Republic. The respondents were sent a questionnaire in which they were supposed to assess the above stated key areas of school functioning according to the potential for school development ascribed to ICT. They were also asked to answer some question concerning the more concrete role of ICT in the area of school development. After that some headmasters were interviewed during structured interviews. The results of the pre-research phase indicate the areas seen by the headmasters as showing significant potential of ICT, but also the areas perceived as being limited and the overall significance of ICT for the development of school and its culture.