The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 301–311 | Cite as

School Leadership in ICT Implementation: Perspectives from Singapore

  • Wenli ChenEmail author


Singapore has implemented two Masterplans for Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education over the last decade. This article examines Singapore teachers’ perspectives of how leadership for ICT implementation in schools is distributed among leaders, by means of a survey conducted in 2007. The study found that transformational and instructional leadership are perceived to be distributed among multiple leaders including Principal, Heads of Technology, and Heads of Subject. Heads of Technology are viewed as performing both transformational and instructional leadership activities more frequently than the Principal or the Subject Heads. The transformational leadership and instructional leadership performed have a significant effect on the amount of extra effort teachers put into their use of ICT.


Information communication technology Distributed leadership Transformational leadership Instructional leadership Empirical paper 



This study was funded by the Learning Sciences Laboratory at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

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