Technology Leadership in Turkish Schools: A Systematic Review

Turan S., Polatcan M., Cansoy R.

in: Utilizing Technology, Knowledge, and Smart Systems in Educational Administration and Leadership, Mehmet Durnalı, Editor, Global Publications , London, pp.74-90, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Global Publications
  • City: London
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-90
  • Editors: Mehmet Durnalı, Editor


This chapter aimed to systematically evaluate theses and articles that were published between the years 2000-2019 in Turkey related to school technology leadership in terms of their topics, methods, results, and recommendations. Web of Science, ERIC, SCOPUS, ULAKBIM, and Turkish National Thesis Center were applied. In this context, 42 studies were examined. Findings indicated that technology leadership studies mostly focused on technology leadership competencies, technology leadership behaviors, and technology leadership roles. The descriptive survey design was found to be used frequently in technology leadership studies. According to the perceptions of teachers and principals, it was determined that principals exhibited high levels of technology leadership competencies, behaviors, attitudes, and roles. On the other hand, it was noted that there is a dearth of studies conducted on variables related to technology leadership and the factors that affect the principals being the technology leaders.