Leadership in Early Childhood

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335219698

Category: Education

Page: 288

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"…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." 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." Ann Langston, Manchester Metropolitan University "Rodd's book is at once timely and empowering ..." Associate Professor Manjula Waniganayake, Macquarie University With community insistence on quality early childhood programs in a timeof increasing accountability, skilled leadership is essential in earlychildhood services.Leadership in Early Childhoodis 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 ofchildren’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 Childhoodhas been widely used in early childhoodeducation services and as a professional reference and remains a valuableresource for both students and practitioners.
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Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Author: Eeva Hujala, Manjula Waniganayake & Jillian Rodd

Publisher: University of Tampere

ISBN: 9514491726

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 273

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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.
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Leadership In Early Childhood

Author: Rodd, Jillian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524680X

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resource for early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to create successful childcare and early education settings.
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Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann McClain Terrell

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605545740

Category: Education

Page: 97

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Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education is a book to turn to when there is a challenge that needs tackling, when you need a boost of inspiration, or when you just want to reflect on your own journey. Ann shares a graceful approach to being a more capable and effective leader in the field of early childhood. Told in a narrative, inspirational, and practical way this book shares the values that the author has and has been able to hold onto in order to be successful. It shares how one woman maintained her grace and quiet dignity while on her leadership journey and overcame the challenges and hurdles that she faced. This is not a theoretical book but rather one that shows how theory/personal experience can be used and put into action.
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Leadership in Early Childhood

The Pathway to Professionalism

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 181

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This is a practical resource for early childhood professionals who want to understand the role of leadership in early childhood settings. In the new second edition of this best selling book, the author tackles the task of defining what leadership means in early childhood using terminology that practitioners can understand. With community insistence on quality early childhood care & education in a time of diminishing resources, professionalism has become a major issue. Drawing on her extensive experience in the field, the author presents a framework for understanding the demands of leadership & for developing skills that are relevant to the wide range of early years settings, including: communication & interpersonal skills; building & leading an early childhood team; decision making; conflict management; promoting early childhood professionals' unique contribution to the welfare of children & families in the community. The second edition has been extensively revised & updated throughout & contains new material on: * the ethics of leadership * women as leaders Contents: Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - A Professional Issue - Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Conflict Resolution - Decision Making - Building & Leading a Team - Initiating & Implementing Change - Leadership & the Research Connection - A Partnership with Parents & the Public - The Ethics of Leadership -Epilogue - References - Index
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Motivational Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Author: Lynn R. Marotz,Amy Lawson

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781418018689

Category: Education

Page: 166

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This unique resource addresses one of the most challenging workplace issues facing employers today- the ability to encourage employeesa 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.
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Early Childhood Leadership in Action

Evidence-based approaches for effective practice

Author: Elizabeth Stamopoulos,Lennie Barblett

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 176063638X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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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
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Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Taking a Stand for Social Justice

Author: Susi Long,Mariana Souto-Manning,Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757411

Category: Education

Page: 224

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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 privleging 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.
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Leading in Early Childhood

Author: Geraldine Davis,Gemma Ryder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147398811X

Category: Education

Page: 176

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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.
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Quality and Leadership in the Early Years

Research, Theory and Practice

Author: Verity Campbell-Barr,Caroline Leeson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473953103

Category: Education

Page: 168

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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.
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