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Between Lebanon and UAE: principals’ usage of social media what, where, when and why?

Abstract

Khalil Al-Jammal and Norma Ghamrawi

The purpose of this study was the degree private school leaders from Lebanon and the UAE were
using social media in their schools. The study addresses the frequency school leaders used social
media sites, purposes for using and the problems they encountered while using it. 150 school
principals from each country participated by completing a survey. Data was analyzed using SPSS
21.0. Results indicate that the usage of social media by principals from both countries was limited.
However, the Lebanese image was even darker than that of their UAE counterparts. The study
provides recommendations for practice and future research.

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