An Investigation of 1:1 technology initiative through the lens of Fullan's educational change model: a three- year study

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2018
Bahçekapılı, Tuğba
The purpose of the study is to examine the implementation process of 1:1 technology initiative through the experiences of key stakeholders by using Fullan’s educational change model as a lens. For this purpose, the experiences of key stakeholders were investigated in terms of elements related to the initiation of the 1:1 initiative, perceptions, practices and provided support and monitoring regarding to implementation, and the elements to sustain the change. A qualitative research design was adopted, and a case study approach was chosen to examine the 1:1 technology initiative. The study was conducted in a private K-12 school which supports “smart education” concept in Turkey. The institution collaborated with a tech company and launched 1:1 technology initiative in which every student has a tablet PC in the classroom. The 1:1 technology initiative was monitored for three years. In this period the researcher visited the school many times to keep track of the initiative and gather data multiple times. Interviews and direct observations are the primary sources of data collection. Teachers from various disciplines, project coordinators, school managers, students, and parents were selected to be interviewed. Also, classroom observations were conducted. Content analysis approach was used to analyze the data. Findings were presented according to the categories of Fullan’s model: initiation, implementation, and continuation. Through the three years, the initiative progress as a developmental cycle which affected the implementation in a positive way, but constantly changing school structure and management was found as a negative factor.

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T. Bahçekapılı, “An Investigation of 1:1 technology initiative through the lens of Fullan’s educational change model: a three- year study,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.