Using Mobile Phone Texting to Support the Capacity of School Leaders in Ghana to Practise Leadership for Learning

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Using Mobile Phone Texting to Support the Capacity of School Leaders in Ghana to Practise Leadership for Learning
Abstract
Several years into a collaborative professional development programme to build the Leadership for Learning capacity of Basic school headteachers throughout Ghana, the challenge is to sustain commitment, deepen understanding and share learning among the school leaders. Employing ubiquitous mobile phone technology, weekly text messages have been sent to the programme's 175 initial participants. During the year of the pilot project different forms of messages have been tried, and feedback from recipients suggests their value. The paper reports experience and findings from the pilot, and considers plans for scaling-up to reach all 18,000 Basic schools across the country.
Publication
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume
103
Pages
1295-1302
Date
November 26, 2013
Series
13th International Educational Technology Conference
Journal Abbr
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Language
en
ISSN
1877-0428
Accessed
19/05/2020, 13:41
Library Catalog
ScienceDirect
Extra
shortDOI: 10/gf7gsh
Citation
Swaffield, S., Jull, S., & Ampah-Mensah, A. (2013). Using Mobile Phone Texting to Support the Capacity of School Leaders in Ghana to Practise Leadership for Learning. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 103, 1295–1302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.459