School Leadership for Sustaining Pedagogical Innovation such as Inquiry based Learning in ICT Implementation: an Experimental Evaluation of a High School in India
Jayati Bhattacharjee1, Alka Muddgal2

1Ms. Jayati Bhattacharjee, Research Fellow, Amity Institute of Education, Amity University, Noida (U.P), India.
2Dr. Prof. Alka Muddgal, Head, Amity Institute of Education, Amity University, Noida (U.P), India.
Manuscript received on 30 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 October 2019 | PP: 435-437 | Volume-8 Issue-3S October 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10911083S19/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1091.1083S19
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Abstract: This paper is a case study of a high school in India. The main purpose of the study is to investigate the key determinants of a school’s success in initiating and sustaining pedagogical innovation such as Inquiry based learning through implementation of Information and Communication Technology with a specific objective on the effect of Leadership approaches on the change process. With the focus point on a High school, the study examined how the teaching staff of grades 6 and 7 succeeded in transforming from a semi-ICT based school to an ICT based school in terms of immersion of iPad and SEQTA learning management system. The study is based on descriptive and interpretive analysis of Questionnaires and Interviews. Three main findings of the study revealed that Collaborative Leadership was at the core of managing ICT integration successfully. The findings highlight the importance of fostering the future leaders for sustaining inquiry based good practices of ICT integration. Finally the study reflects upon the potential impact of leadership approaches on teachers’ engagement in the change process of ICT implementation. There is limited research on Leadership approach to sustainability of ICT immersion in schools in India. The present study could serve as a reference for further research in this in this field.
Keywords: Pedagogical Innovation, ICT Integration, Ipad and Learning Management System, Collaborative Leadership, Sustainability, Inquiry Based Approach.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems