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Leadership : Contexts and Complexities in Early Childhood Education - Manjula Waniganayake


Contexts and Complexities in Early Childhood Education

Paperback Published: 2nd October 2017
ISBN: 9780190309367
Number Of Pages: 342

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How to be an intentional and active leader Leadership will provoke and challenge you to think and 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 critically understand and actively engage with the macro and micro contexts within which they may work as intentional leaders. Based on the authors’ professional development and research-based activities in a variety of locations including metropolitan, rural and remote regions in Australia, the book draws on established professional networks to capture diverse images and experiences of early childhood leaders. This book is in two parts. The first provides an orientation to the various contextual dimensions of early childhood leadership. These chapters are focused on ‘big picture’ issues that give shape to early childhood leadership, and include discussion of early childhood policy, legislative frameworks, quality standards, advocacy, governance and pedagogy. Part two deals with the application of leadership within early childhood settings. These chapters address perennial areas of importance including the development of sound relationships with families, engagement with community, and the creation of effective workplaces, as well as focus on other relatively new leadership dimensions: social entrepreneurialship, professional judgement and succession planning. NEW TO THIS EDITIONThe text has been fully revised, including two new chapters: Chapter 8 Leading Organisational ChangeChapter 14 Places and Spaces for Adults for Thinking and LearningNew content emphasising the importance of professional communication and strategic planning.“Pause-Act-Reflect” questions which reinforce the need for “mindful leadership”.“Leaders in Practice” profiles have been revised and updated. These profiles reflect diversity across gender, culture, age and expertise of those working in a range of early childhood contexts located in different states and territories in Australia. Their perceptions, ideas and recommendations are grounded in first-hand experiences and authentically foster meaningful engagement in leadership matters. These are connected to the videos resources available in Oxford Ascend.

PART 1: CONTEXTS OF LEADERSHIP1. Conceptualising Early Childhood Leadership2. The Australian Policy Context3. Leading for Quality4. Leadership and Governance5. Strategic Planning and Social Entrepreneurship6. Pedagogical Leadership7. Leading Intentionally through Advocacy and Activism8. Leading Organisational Change PART 2: LEADERSHIP IN CONTEXT9. Interpersonal and Workplace Communication10. Creating a Community of Learners11. Relationships with Families12. Community Engagement13. Money Matters14. Places and Spaces for Adults for Thinking and Learning15. Career Development and Succession Planning

ISBN: 9780190309367
ISBN-10: 0190309369
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 2nd October 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 2

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