Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Nawaf Shatnawi


No doubt that the most striking features of this century is the technological revolution: Computers, communications and other electronic mediums are main components for any developing program in the educational field. Therefore, the Ministry of Education in Jordan adapted an educational reform program aimed at utilizing information technology in schools. The program was called “Educational reform for Knowledge Economy” ( ERFKE). School’s administration was one of (ERFKE) domains. For the importance of Information Technology, the Ministry Of Education did its best to broaden the use of computers in all Jordanian schools ( Al Heleh, 2001) as part of reaching its goal of an “electronic school.” Using technology by principals is one way of developing and enhancing their leadership performance by saving time and effort. In addition, the revolution in using communication networks and new information systems, which, of course, require the use of computers and advanced technology, may determine the competitive advantage of any country (Tesurey, 2006), and helps in closing the divide between developed and developing countries in what is called “digital divide.”