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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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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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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Leadership in Early Childhood

The Pathway to Professionalism

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Early childhood educators

Page: 212

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This is a practical resource for early childhood professionals who want to understand the role of leadership in early childhood.
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Issues, Advocacy, and Leadership in Early Education

Author: Mary A. Jensen,Mary Anne Zeitler Hannibal

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 246

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This book meets the needs of today's early childhood teachers, administrators, and community leaders who are seeking to become better acquainted with critical issues in early education and to develop their own advocacy and leadership skills. It provides the tools and knowledge necessary for early childhood professionals to advocate for and address the implications of child-related policies. The book's articles and activities involve readers in an investigation of and reflection on issues and advocacy action. Readers are presented with various viewpoints that engage their critical thinking skills and expand their advocacy abilities, both inside and outside their immediate professional settings. Incorporated into the chapters are cases and vignettes, discussion questions, advocacy and leadership activities, advocacy strategy guidelines, fact sheets, and suggestions for additional resources and further readings. For anyone interested in policy or issues in Early Childhood Education.
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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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Leading for Change in Early Care and Education

Cultivating Leadership from Within

Author: Anne L. Douglass

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807758353

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Featuring both research findings and practical recommendations, this book presents an innovative framework for nurturing leadership in the care and education of young children. Early educators are often seen as the objects of change, rather than the architects and co-creators of change. Douglass calls for a paradigm shift in thinking that challenges many long-held stereotypes about the early care and education workforce's capacity to lead change. Case studies show how educators use their expertise every day to make a difference in the lives of children and families. These accounts demonstrate concrete strategies for expanding current thinking about who can be leaders for change and for developing more inclusive pathways for leadership. This book has the potential to revolutionize the field with a new model for developing and nurturing innovative, entrepreneurial, and skilled early educator leaders capable of driving transformative change--from classrooms and home-based programs to communities and beyond. Includes a cross-disciplinary examination of leadership, improvement, and innovation, a framework for building ecosystems that supports professional growth and teacher retention, case studies that reveal immense untapped potential from within the early care and education workforce, and a critical look at the current state of leadership and quality improvement in early childhood education.
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