Trends in Technology Planning and Funding in Florida K-12 Schools

Albert Ritzhaupt, Tina Hohlfeld, Ann E Barron

Abstract


This empirical research investigates trends in technology planning and funding in Florida’s K–12 public schools between the 2003–04 and 2005–06 academic years. Survey items that focused on funding and planning issues on Florida’s statewide school technology integration survey were analyzed using logistic models. Results indicate a significant increase in the number of schools revising their technology plans on a regular basis; a significant increase in the frequency with which Florida’s K–12 public schools are seeking funding for technology-related initiatives; a significant increase in parent, administrator, teacher, and student involvement in the technology planning process; and a significant decline in adequate funding for software and hardware needs. In addition, schools with low proportions of economically disadvantaged students sought and were awarded significantly more funds from donations and federal and state grants. Implications for educational leadership and policy are provided.

Keywords


Florida; funding; planning; socio-economic status; technology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2008v3n8a146

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