Early Childhood Leadership in Action

Early Childhood Leadership in Action

Author: Elizabeth Stamopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000256840

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

Early Childhood Leadership in Action

Early Childhood Leadership in Action

Author: Elizabeth Stamopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367717980

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Page: 328

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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

EBOOK: Leadership in Early Childhood

EBOOK: Leadership in Early Childhood

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335246816

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. Leadership in the early years has moved on in the way it is organised, and this fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes affecting leaders in early childhood. This rapid change in the field over the past few years includes moves to professionalise the workforce generally, and this edition recognizes the implications of these developments and revisits some of the concepts and messages. Praised for its excellent overview of early years leadership, accessible writing style and clear links between theory and practice, the fourth edition also includes: Thorough discussion of the leader’s role in moving towards leading/best practice. Reconceptualised coverage of team building to consider working collaboratively as a team at service level, multi disciplinary teams and integrated service provision through multi agency working. A chapter which considers the essential characteristics of leadership in terms of personal qualities, skills and timing related to effective leadership.

Professional and Ethical Consideration for Early Childhood Leaders

Professional and Ethical Consideration for Early Childhood Leaders

Author: Cunningham, Denise D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799850908

Category: Education

Page: 417

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Early childhood educators are keenly aware of the importance of a child’s transition to “real school.” This transition is occurring earlier in a child’s life now that school districts nationwide are moving to pre-kindergarten experiences for 3- and 4-year olds. Annually, more than one million children attend public school pre-k programs overseen by elementary school principals who, although veteran educational leaders, were not trained to oversee these programs. Although pre-k classrooms are rapidly growing and deserve special attention, school leaders must be reminded that early childhood means more than pre-kindergarten; it extends through third grade. School leadership needs to understand the principles of early childhood education to effectively support all children age three to grade three. Professional and Ethical Consideration for Early Childhood Leaders is a collection of innovative research that crafts an overall understanding of the importance of early childhood leadership in today’s schools. The book employs strategies to improve support for children in early childhood years, examines the different roles of early childhood leadership, analyzes best practices for implementation in early childhood contexts, and explores improvements for leadership preparation for schools with pre-k through third-grade children. While highlighting a wide range of topics including advocacy, cultural responses, and professional development, this publication is ideally designed for educators, administrators, principals, early childhood development teachers, daycare instructors, curriculum developers, advocates, researchers, academicians, and students.

Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Courageous Leadership in Early Childhood Education

Author: Susi Long

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807774519

Category: Education

Page: 212

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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 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

Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

Author: Iram Siraj

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446296677

Category: Education

Page: 176

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'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.

Early Childhood Leadership

Early Childhood Leadership

Author: Lynn Marotz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538137925

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Early Childhood Leadership: Motivation, Inspiration, Empowerment is written in a reader-friendly style and offers a wealth of everyday strategies for creating a workplace environment that attracts and retains quality employees, motivates performance, boosts morale, and supports personnel development.

Leadership in Early Childhood

Leadership in Early Childhood

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123382355

Category: Early childhood educators

Page: 308

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â¬S⬦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.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.

Leading and Managing in the Early Years

Leading and Managing in the Early Years

Author: Carol Aubrey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446259856

Category: Education

Page: 242

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...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.

Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change

Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change

Author: Johanna Heikka

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847412243

Category: Education

Page: 270

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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.

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Author: Paula Jorde Bloom

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982708238

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 120

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Leadership in Action dispels the myth that there is one best leadership style that all early childhood directors should emulate. It addresses the distinction between leadership as a role and leadership as a set of skills and competencies that can be supported and nurtured at all levels of the organization.The book is filled with practical suggestions and lively examples from high-performing directors on how to create and sustain a compelling vision for their early childhood programs.

The New Leader's Guide to Early Childhood Settings

The New Leader's Guide to Early Childhood Settings

Author: Elaine Margarita Mendez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000738384

Category: Education

Page: 105

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Learn how to effectively lead and make an impact in early childhood and primary school settings. The New Leader’s Guide to Early Childhood Settings explores how to empower educators and caregivers, advocate for early intervention, promote culturally responsive teaching, and confront common fears and hurdles. Packed with helpful resources and strategies, chapters feature key tips about effective communication, leveraging technology, and questions for reflection. Practical and accessible, this engaging guidebook delivers quick, effective advice whether you're just starting out or are an experienced leader newly jumping into the early years.