Information technology: A missing link in educational research

Moshe Telem*

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Although information technology (IT) seems destined to change educational administration drastically, an extensive literature review, an analysis of the programs in education offered at scientific meetings, and an investigation of the activity areas of special interest groups (SIGs) affiliated with leading educational professional associations showed that educational administration and educational technology disciplines have not developed an underlying base of knowledge essential to support the theory and practice of IT in educational administration. A conceptual categorization and classification developed for the purpose of this article indicates that at the primary and secondary school level, IT issues in educational administration received only very partial, sporadic, and unsystematic attention. Recommendations for steps to be taken are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-142
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Research on Computing in Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993


  • Decision making
  • Educational administration
  • Management information systems


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