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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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

View: 4079

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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Leadership In Early Childhood

Author: Rodd, Jillian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524680X

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9246

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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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

View: 734

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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Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

Author: Iram Siraj,Elaine Hallet

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144629269X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8780

'This book introduces an intriguing juxtaposition of "caring" alongside "effective", and it is a thought-provoking book. Including examples of early years leaders on their own reflective learning journeys, it provides a rich source of ideas for relational leadership that are firmly based in research and professional experience.' - Professor Margaret Carr, University of Waikato, New Zealand Effective and caring leadership is an essential part of raising standards and increasing the quality of learning in early childhood settings. This book explains leadership practices that can make a positive difference to the provision offered and improve outcomes for both children and families. With theoretical, practical and research-informed perspectives, this book: Uses case studies to provide examples of effective leadership Integrates education and care with key practices in effective leadership Explores directional, collaborative, empowering and pedagogical leadership Offers readers opportunity to reflect upon their own leadership practices This is a key text for anyone studying Early Childhood, existing and aspiring leaders, graduate Early Years Leaders and those training to work in settings, schools and children’s services. Professor Iram Siraj is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Dr. Elaine Hallet is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
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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

View: 8903

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 And Management In The Early Years: From Principles To Practice

Author: Jones, Caroline,Pound, Linda

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335222463

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 9384

This book encourages practitioners to recognise their active involvement in leadership and management in relation to their work as team leader or team member, and in their work with parents and other professionals, to ensure appropriate and effective provision for young children.
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Leading in Early Childhood

Author: Geraldine Davis,Gemma Ryder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147398811X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3556

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

View: 2692

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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Leadership for Learning

The New Challenge in Early Childhood Education and Care

Author: Per Tore Granrusten,Kjell-Åge Gotvassli,Ole Fredrik Lillemyr,Kari Hoås Moen

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1641131624

Category: Education

Page: 309

View: 9171

The focus of this book is on different aspects of leadership and governess for learning in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, which serves children aged 1-5 years. Internationally, the discourse on the ECEC sector is interwoven with the discourse on early intervention, where ECEC is viewed as laying the foundation for lifelong learning, eliminating child poverty, and fostering social inclusion within an increasingly diverse population.
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Ready or Not

Leadership Choices in Early Care and Education

Author: Stacie G. Goffin,Valora Washington

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777541X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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After more than a century of evolution, early childhood care and education in the United States is in transition. In this frank discussion of the field’s purpose, identity, and responsibility, the authors examine the major issues that must be addressed if children are to be given more and better opportunities. They show how adaptive leadership work can unify the field, create openness to new change strategies, generate a shared vision, and build a viable strategy for its achievement. This provocative volume: Examines the leadership challenges of early childhood education, drawing lessons from extensive interviews and focus groups and from historical analyses.Suggests how the early care and education field can position itself to take charge of its future, rather than being driven by external influences. Outlines the need to focus internally, along with a challenging assessment of the field’s resistance to change.Focuses on the necessity for the early care and education field to engage in critical adaptive work or risk the consequences of not doing so. “This is a powerful book that has the potential to reinvent the field in ways that have yet to be determined. It should be required reading for all who work in early care and education.” —Josué Cruz, Jr., Dean, College of Education and Human Development at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and past president of NAEYC “They get it! We need a true system of services for young children and their families in America. The authors explain to us why and present options for all of us to consider as we move forward.” —Dick Clifford, Associate Director, National Center For Early Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Goffin and Washington employ a variety of tactics to help us acknowledge imminent fork-in-the-road options in our field….If we fail to engage in this adaptive work, we will be no better than the elected officials whom we criticize for their partisan stubbornness and refusal to collaborate for the good of the whole.” —Marilyn M. Smith, Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC
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Leading and Managing in the Early Years

Author: Carol Aubrey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259856

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 8944

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! '...a major contribution to the limited literature and research on leadership in childhood education.' - Professor Tony Bush, Editor of Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. 'This important book focuses clearly on evidence, describing the realities of leading and managing settings in times of rapid policy changes. Carol Aubrey manages to combine theory, research and practice in a book that will be invaluable to a new generation of early years professionals.' - Angela Anning, Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Leeds, UK '..skilfully draws on sound empirical research to present a grounded theory model for leadership in early years education. ....of interest to researchers, students and practitioners internationally.' - Professor Nithi Muthukrishna, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa This Second Edition of Leading and Managing in the Early Years explores and integrates leadership and management practice with a real understanding of early years settings. Revised and updated, this new edition includes: - Two new chapters on private day care and reflective practice and action research - Further coverage of reflective practice and reflective leadership skills - More on EYPS as well as integrated centre leadership - Practical suggestions for working with resistant groups and individuals. Carol Aubrey investigates different concepts and characteristics of Early Childhood (EC) leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of EC leaders. She also explores the types of leadership programmes or development which are needed to maximise the effectiveness of EC leaders. This book is essential reading for students in Early Childhood courses, Early Years Practitioners and local authority employees involved with the integrated centres initiative. Carol Aubrey is Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Warwick.
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Issues, Advocacy, and Leadership in Early Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

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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Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector

The ELEYS Study

Author: Iram Siraj-Blatchford,Laura Manni

Publisher: Institute of Education Press

ISBN: 085473743X

Category: Education

Page: 36

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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.
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Supervision and Leadership in Childcare

Author: Eileen McPartland

Publisher: Gill Education

ISBN: 9780717153428

Category: Child care services

Page: 224

View: 7043

Unique new textbook introducing the key principles and practices in management, supervision and team leadership in the context of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland. Specifically written to reflect the newly migrated FETAC Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education award. Illustrates how the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, Aistear, and the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, Siolta, are central to and inform the scope of the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor. Presents the key skills essential to effective childcare management: communication with key stakeholders, time management, organisational skills, knowledge of current legislation and best practice guidelines. Details the role of the supervisor in establishing, maintaining and reviewing standards and quality in an ECCE setting. Analyses the role and responsibilities of a supervisor and promotes self-awareness of personal attributes and skills required. Introduces personnel management themes such as motivation, support, monitoring, evaluating and providing feedback. Shows how to create and implement policies and procedures and how to develop strategies for overcoming common challenges and problems. Written in an accessible style Written For: FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Early Childhood Care FETAC Level 6 Team Leadership Unique new textbook introducing the key principles and practices in management, supervision and team leadership within the context of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland. Specifically written to reflect the newly migrated FETAC Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education award. Illustrates how the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, Aistear, and the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, Siolta, are central to and inform the scope of the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor. Presents the key skills essential to effective childcare management: communication with key stakeholders, time management, organisational skills, knowledge of current legislation and best practice guidelines. Details the role of the supervisor in establishing, maintaining and reviewing standards and quality within the ECCE setting. Analyses the role and responsibilities of a supervisor and promotes self-awareness of personal attributes and skills required. Personnel management themes such as motivation, support, monitoring, evaluating and providing feedback are introduced. Shows how to create and implement policies and procedures and to develop strategies for overcoming common challenges and problems. Written in an accessible style
Posted in Child care services

Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood

The Essential Guide

Author: Dorothy S. Strickland,Shannon Riley-Ayers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807747728

Category: Education

Page: 113

View: 7832

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.
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Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Author: Ann McClain Terrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781605545738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 8412

Nationally renowned early childhood education leader Ann McClain Terrell shares her professional journey and the lessons she's learned.
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Leadership in Early Care and Education

Author: Sharon Lynn Kagan

Publisher: National Assn for the Education

ISBN: 9780935989816

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 7540

Despite recent attention to leadership in early care and education, the field does not have a commonly accepted definition of leadership, nor has it engaged in a systematic and collaborative discussion of the properties of leadership. This volume is intended to address these and other shortcomings. In addition to defining leadership and presenting a broadened framework for considering leadership, the articles in the volume examine the constraints, possibilities, and the actual challenges of creating a durable leadership capacity. It also looks at specific issues facing many institutions and organizations as they consider alternative approaches to leadership development. The Leadership Working Group's set of action recommendations is presented to help advance a leadership agenda for early care and education. The articles are: (1) "Leadership in Early Care and Education: Issues and Challenges" (Sharon L. Kagan and Barbara T. Bowman); (2) "Historical Views of Leadership" (Gwen Morgan); (3) "Pedagogical Leadership" (Lilian G. Katz); (4) "Administrative Leadership" (Mary L. Culkin); (5) "Advocacy Leadership" (Helen K. Blank); (6) "Community Leadership" (Dwayne A. Crompton); (7) "Conceptual Leadership" (Sharon L. Kagan and Michelle J. Neuman); (8) "Race, Class, and Education" (Evelyn K. Moore); (9) "Who's Missing at the Table? Leadership Opportunities and Barriers for Teachers and Providers" (Marcy Whitebook); (10) "Reflections on Early Childhood Leadership Development: Finding Your Own Path" (Anne Mitchell); (11) "Personal Dimensions of Leadership" (Linda M. Espinosa); (12) "New Directions in Higher Education" (Barbara T. Bowman); (13) "New Directions for Professional Organizations" (Sue Bredekamp); (14) "New Directions for Non-College/University Training" (Marilyn Henry and Carol Brunson Phillips); (15) "New Directions for Resource-and-Referral Agencies" (Patricia Siegel); (16) "New Directions for Mediating Organizations" (Ellen Galinsky); "(17) "New Directions for Parent Leadership in a Family-Support Context" (Judy Langford and Bernice Weissbourd); and (18) "Moving the Leadership Agenda" (Barbara T. Bowman and Sharon L. Kagan). The first 11 articles are followed by commentary. All but the last article contain references. (HTH)
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