IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Management of Education in the Information Age

The Role of ICT

Editors: Selwood, Ian D., Fung, A., O'Mahoney, Christopher D. (Eds.)

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At two previous conferences of Working Group 3. 7, the evaluation of the implementation of computerised school information systems (SISs) in Hong Kong and The Netherlands were presented. Here, we will present the results of similar research in England. The rationale for these studies was to fill the gap in our knowledge on this important type of computer use in schools, and, by that, to gain insight into the factors that prove to promote successful SIS­ implementation. In England SIMS (School Information Management System) has the largest market share of computerised school administration systems. SIMS is a modular but integrated system in that once entered, data is available between modules. Briefly, SIMS consists of about twenty modules that support the work of clerical staff and school managers and teachers (for details see Wild & Walker 2001). 2. RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND RESEARCH FRAMEWORK The following questions were addressed: - The extent of, and ways in which SIMS was used in schools; - The user opinion on the quality of SIMS; The nature and effects of the implementation process, and the characteristics of the schools into which SIMS was introduced; - Factors affecting the degree of SIMS use. The variables relating to the above issues that were investigated in this study fell into five distinct categories according to Visscher's model (see Figure 1), i. e. , features of SIMS use, the implementation process, school organisation, and the intendedlunintended effects. The study assumed possible interrelationships between all these variable groups.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Management of Education in the Information Age

    Selwood, Ian D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Management and the Use of ICT in Subject Teaching

    Newton, Leonard

    Pages 11-20

  • Data Use in the Classroom

    Thorn, Christopher

    Pages 21-30

  • The Results of Implementing Sims in English Secondary Schools

    Visscher, Adrie (et al.)

    Pages 33-45

  • The Implementation of Item in Botswana

    Kereteletswe, Coach (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Education in the Information Age
Book Subtitle
The Role of ICT
Editors
  • Ian D. Selwood
  • A. Fung
  • Christopher D. O'Mahoney
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
120
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35689-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35689-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7430-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-1037-3
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics