Thanks to the recent research of such folks as Peter Senge (1996), we're involved in systemic thinking and planning and concerning ourselves with the interrelatedness of all aspects of our school or district. Thus, an innovative technological development such as the Internet has ramifications for the Science department as well as the Language Arts program. Obviously, it also has ramifications to the home and other points in the community. Again, does the systems approach to education administration have a relationship to technology staff development? I suspect that all of us agree that the essence of a systems approach is its interconnectedness across the entire organization (i.e., school district). Continue this thinking as we look at how technology should blend in with all aspects of our teaching, learning, staff development, community relations, and so forth. This draws attention to the importance of including all members of our school community in the process.
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