Author: Eeva Hujala, Manjula Waniganayake & Jillian RoddPublish On: 2013
Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education focuses on leadership research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings in seven countries from different parts of the world: Australia, Azerbaijan, England, Finland, Norway, ...
Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education focuses on leadership research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings in seven countries from different parts of the world: Australia, Azerbaijan, England, Finland, Norway, Taiwan and Trinidad and Tobago. This publication emerged through conversations that began at the inaugural &‘International Leadership Research Forum' (ILRF) held in Finland in 2011. It introduces theoretical perspectives and the history of leadership research as well studies on management practices in different countries. This publication responds to the challenges of developing further research into early childhood leadership in a rapidly changing world where young children and families continue to gather at ECEC settings. Effective leadership from early childhood educators can make a difference in ensuring every child enjoys high quality ECEC programs that nurture their wellbeing and developmental potential to the fullest.
This edition also includesnew case studies and examples based on an extensive international studyof early childhood leaders.Leadership in Early Childhood has been widely used in early childhoodeducation services and as a professional ...
Author: Jillian Rodd
â¬Sâ¬¦the new edition of Jillian's book is timely and much needed by early years practitioners. We are in a time when early years provision is expanding rapidly and multi-agency working is increasing. The complexity of leading in early years services requires practitioners who are confident in their own role and able to work creatively with large multi agency teams. This book offers advice, support and most importantly encouragement to those who are taking on these challenging but immensely rewarding roles.â¬ Bernadette Duffy, Thomas Coram Early Childhood Centre"This erudite, scholarly and comprehensive new work draws on aqualitative study to reflect the voices of early childhood practitioners froma number of countries whose words enrich and give life to the text. Thisnew edition is a must for those teaching, contemplating, engaged in, orstudying leadership and its attendant issues.â¬"Ann Langston, Manchester Metropolitan University"Roddâ¬"s book is at once timely and empowering ..."Associate Professor Manjula Waniganayake, Macquarie UniversityWith community insistence on quality early childhood programs in a timeof increasing accountability, skilled leadership is essential in earlychildhood services. Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resourcefor early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to createsuccessful childcare and early education settings.This third edition has been fully revised and reflects important changesaffecting leaders in early childhood: increasing flexibility required ofchildrenâ¬"s services, working in multidisciplinary teams, and an increasingemphasis on the importance of early education. This edition also includesnew case studies and examples based on an extensive international studyof early childhood leaders.Leadership in Early Childhood has been widely used in early childhoodeducation services and as a professional reference and remains a valuableresource for both students and practitioners.
In this inspiring collection, 13 early childhood leaders take action to challenge and change inequitable educational practices in preschools and elementary schools. For them, educating for social justice is not an empty platitude.
Author: Susi Long
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In this inspiring collection, 13 early childhood leaders take action to challenge and change inequitable educational practices in preschools and elementary schools. For them, educating for social justice is not an empty platitude. Steadfast and resolute, they turn rhetoric into reality as they guide early childhood teachers to teach for social justice innovatively and strategically. Through the voices of families, teachers, and the administrators themselves, each chapter shares ways that these leaders use the power entrusted in them to question and disrupt discriminatory and marginalizing practices that deny opportunities for some students while privileging others. The book includes insights, strategies, and resources that administrators can use to build confidence, knowledge, and skills as they invest in more equitable and just pre/schools. Book Features: Highlights the actions of administrators as they take a stand to transcend standardized approaches to teaching and learning, creating more equitable educational environments.Portrays strategies and resources used to engage teachers in critical examination of self and the institutions in which they work.Describes principles and practices that guide administrators as they support the development of culturally relevant practices and policies. Offers powerful ways early childhood administrators can approach inequitable mandates.Highlights the voices of families as they participate in and are impacted by the work of administrators. “Susi Long, Mariana Souto-Manning, and Vivian Vasquez, scholars with stellar reputations in the fields of early childhood education, critical literacy, and social justice education, have combined their considerable talents to edit a book that will serve as a beacon of hope for administrators, policymakers, and educators at all levels of learning and teaching.” —From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and bestselling author
Additional references (books, articles, and web resources) are also provided, making this text a must-have resource for anyone in a supervisory role.
Author: Lynn R. Marotz
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This unique resource addresses one of the most challenging workplace issues facing employers today- the ability to encourage employees' creativity, productivity, and long-term commitment to an organization. Written specifically for the early childhood field, this text respects and acknowledges the unique challenges faced in early education settings. It is written in a reader-friendly style and offers a wealth of everyday strategies and innovative ideas for motivating employee performance. The basic principles of motivational theory are explained in an easy-to-understand manner and practical ideas for increasing staff morale, encouraging quality performance and retaining employees are discussed. Each chapter of the text includes connecting points, case studies, and application activities to illustrate and reinforce the content. Quotes by notable individuals add to reader interest and emphasize the critical importance of motivational leadership skills. Several chapters are devoted to how-to strategies (monetary and non-monetary) and simple, practical ideas for motivating employees. Additional references (books, articles, and web resources) are also provided, making this text a must-have resource for anyone in a supervisory role.
CALLS FOR LEADERSHIP IN ECE Given so much momentum placing early childhood in the public spotlight, it is no surprise that many scholars are asking
critical questions about whether ample leadership exists (Goffin & Washington,
Author: Julie Nicholson
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book highlights the urgent need to expand conceptions of leadership in early childhood to emphasize postmodern epistemology, a belief that equity starts by acknowledging and making diversities visible, and to unite leadership in a commitment to work for social justice.
Current research shows that a collective approach to leadership is advantageous to organizations and Five Elements of Collective Leadership for Early Childhood Professionals helps teachers, providers, administrators, and system change ...
Author: Cassandra O'Neill
Collective leadership is based on shared decision-making, transparency, and involving the people affected by change in the process. Current research shows that a collective approach to leadership is advantageous to organizations and this book helps early childhood leaders incorporate collective leadership into their programs. Cassandra O'Neill, CEO of Wholonomy Consulting, has over twenty-five years of experience building leadership capacity in the social sector. She has worked with over 200 organizations including libraries, schools, government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Monica Brinkerhoff, MSW, is the Organization and Employee Development Director at Child-Parent Centers, Inc., the Head Start grantee for southeastern Arizona.
Leadership is necessary to ensure that the intent and the spirit of the law are
upheld from a values perspective . DEFINITIONS AND DISCOURSE IN LEADERSHIP Currently , there is no agreed definition of leadership in the early childhood ...
Author: Marjory Ebbeck
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Clarifies for the first time what contemporary early childhood practitioners and leaders need to know in order to manage early childhood services in a professional way. The text explores leadership concepts in an integrated manner. Authors are from the University of South Australia, & the University of Melbourne.
Author: Verity Campbell-BarrPublish On: 2015-11-30
With chapters covering: · The global interest in quality · The broad nature of early childhood leadership · Reflective evaluation and practice This book will be of interest to setting and room leaders across the early years as well as ...
Author: Verity Campbell-Barr
Do you need good leaders to achieve good quality or does good quality create good leadership? Quality is a term frequently used to describe early years provision without any further explanation of exactly what this 'quality provision' looks like or how it can be achieved. This book not only unpicks what is meant by the term 'quality' in England, across the UK, and beyond, but it does so in the context of how to lead in order to develop and achieve quality. In exploring quality and leadership and the ways in which both terms have been conceptualised from a range of different perspectives you will be able to find a meaning that is right for you and your practice. With chapters covering: · The global interest in quality · The broad nature of early childhood leadership · Reflective evaluation and practice This book will be of interest to setting and room leaders across the early years as well as students studying early childhood or in early years teacher training.
Author: Elizabeth StamopoulosPublish On: 2018-06-27
In this book early childhood researchers Elizabeth Stamopoulos and Lennie Barblett provide a new model for leadership.
Author: Elizabeth Stamopoulos
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Leadership is a core skill required by all early childhood educators, whatever position they hold - whether leading their own ethical and professional practice or leading others. From understanding ethical frameworks to managing change, and from quality assurance to working with teams, families and the wider community, the most effective early childhood leaders act with confidence, flexibility and creativity. In this book early childhood researchers Elizabeth Stamopoulos and Lennie Barblett provide a new model for leadership. Recognising that leadership is both an individual and collective endeavour, multi-layered and multidimensional, the authors have distilled core tasks of leadership that are explored in detail in each chapter: *Understanding and conceptualising theories of leadership *Leading in times of change * Advocating for high quality pedagogy and practice *Developing strong communication skills * Leading through digital technology and media * Developing effective teams * Building positive relationships with families and the wider community * Embedding Indigenous perspectives * Embracing evidence-based research And * Leading ethical practice. Featuring the perspectives of leaders from diverse settings, together with reflection exercises and discussion questions throughout, this is an essential book for both pre-service and in-service early childhood educators. 'The authors...are commended for their commitment to shining a light on a wide range of research, theories and issues concerned with leadership and the early childhood profession. ' -- from the foreword by Catharine Hydon and Dr Anne Kennedy
This publication takes as its background the radical reforms to services for children following the passing, in England, of The Children Act of 2004 and subsequent Government white paper, Every Child Matters: Change for Children.
Author: Iram Siraj-Blatchford
Publisher: Institute of Education Press
This publication takes as its background the radical reforms that have taken place in the field of services for children following the passing of the Children Act of 2004 and the subsequent Government white paper, Every Child Matters: Change for children. It argues that the fundamental requirements for leadership for learning in the early years should be provided by considering social contexts, adopting a commitment to collective working and focusing on improving children’s learning outcomes. Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector is based on the analysis of a wide range of literature on leadership in the early years and is simultaneously grounded in information taken from effective early years settings, as identified in studies funded by the Department for Education and Skills. It identifies a range of ‘categories of effective leadership practice’ in the effective settings that will be valuable in the development of leadership training.
Grounded in current research, the book incorporates decades-old best practices, making the strategies appropriate for leaders of all backgrounds. The book addresses common dilemmas: How do I motivate and inspire teachers?
Author: Susan MacDonald
Publisher: Gryphon House Incorporated
A positive, strengths-based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs. Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership lays out strategies designed to support program leaders in finding new ways to reduce the levels of stress on themselves and their staff, and move into a unified, engaging system for leading with passion, intention, and purpose. Grounded in current research, the book incorporates decades-old best practices, making the strategies appropriate for leaders of all backgrounds. The book addresses common dilemmas: How do I motivate and inspire teachers? How can I be the most effective in observing and giving nonjudgmental feedback? How can I be more confident in my role as a leader? How can I manage my time more effectively? Author Susan MacDonald's goal is to take leaders past their challenges with a vision of new possibilities so they can ensure a high-quality learning environments, fueled by positive, engaging energy.
Author: Manjula WaniganayakePublish On: 2017-10-02
Leadership is an essential resource for understanding the day-to-day pedagogy and management of early childhood organisations.
Author: Manjula Waniganayake
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Leadership will challenge you to think about the question the way you look at and engage in leadership matters within your early childhood setting and beyond. It is an essential resource that will assist tertiary students and practitioners engaged in early childhood matters to understand and engage with the macro and micro contexts within which they may work, and inspire them to be intentional leaders. Drawing on the authors' teaching, research and professional development activities in a variety of locations including metropolitan, rural and remote regions in Australia, the book captures diverse images and experiences of early childhood leaders. -- from back cover.
Examining the various roles of early years practitioners, and the everyday challenges and opportunities they face, this book promotes leadership of early childhood practice by considering the following; · Who the leaders are, and what ...
Author: Geraldine Davis
Leadership in the early years is about using your knowledge, skills, personality and experience to positively influence practice. Every practitioner has the capacity to lead, and in doing so, improve opportunities for children and their families. Examining the various roles of early years practitioners, and the everyday challenges and opportunities they face, this book promotes leadership of early childhood practice by considering the following; · Who the leaders are, and what skills they require · The variety of ways a practitioner can lead within a setting · Key roles including the team leader and the key person · How to develop a culture of leadership · The importance of working with families and other professionals · Improving leading through reflective practice. Whether you are a room leader in an early childhood setting needing support in your leadership skills, a manager of an early childhood business, a leader of a nursery, a leader of practice or studying to become an early years practitioner this book is ideal for helping you improve your leadership skills.
The author explores the three Rs of leadership relationships, reciprocal learning, and reflection in the context of developmentally appropriate programs that promote and support meaningful learning.
Author: Julie King Biddle
Category: Early childhood education
Redefines the concept of leadership in early childhood education, proposing a model of shared responsibility among school stakeholders. The author explores the three Rs of leadership relationships, reciprocal learning, and reflection in the context of developmentally appropriate programs that promote and support meaningful learning.
The collection brings together the latest work of researchers from Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe focusing on early childhood leadership matters.
Author: Johanna Heikka
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
The collection brings together the latest work of researchers from Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe focusing on early childhood leadership matters. It covers different aspects of leadership in early education: professional education and development, identity and leadership strategies as well as governance and leadership under different frame conditions.
Author: Dorothy S. StricklandPublish On: 2007-05-10
This article offers eight recommendations to promote culturally sensitive family
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Teacher to director : A developmental journey . Early Childhood Education
Journal , 26 ...
Author: Dorothy S. Strickland
Publisher: Practitioner's Bookshelf
This premier volume in TC Presss Practitioner Bookshelf series offers valuable information for leaders in preschool settings and pre-kindergarten classrooms. A handy reference, it covers key aspects of literacy, learning, and teaching, including child development, standards, curriculum planning assessment and accountability, professional development, and home-school connections.