Leadership

Contexts and Complexities in Early Childhood Education

Third Edition

Manjula Waniganayake, Sandra Cheeseman, Marianne Fenech, Fay Hadley, Wendy Shepherd

Leadership

Contexts and Complexities in Early Childhood Education

Third Edition

Manjula Waniganayake, Sandra Cheeseman, Marianne Fenech, Fay Hadley, Wendy Shepherd

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9780190337087

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15 Sep 2023

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Description

Intentional leadership changes over time with new research evidence, a rapidly changing policy landscape and the increasing professionalisation of the early childhood sector. Leadership third edition encourages you to question and critically engage with leadership perspectives using your own knowledge, beliefs, values and lived experiences.

  • Part One focuses on ‘big picture’ issues that give shape to early childhood leadership, and includes discussion of early childhood policy, quality standards, governance, strategic planning, pedagogical leadership, advocacy and leading organisational change.
  • Part Two covers professional communication, the development of strong relationships with families, engagement with community, financial matters and the establishment of inclusive and ethical workplace cultures. It emphasises two increasingly important leadership dimensions, staff well-being and social justice.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • The text has been fully revised, with three new chapters:
    • Chapter 4: Governance
    • Chapter 6: Educational Leaders and Pedagogical Leadership
    • Chapter 10: Creating an Ethical Workplace
  • Think Globally and Act Locally sections shine the light on an emerging area of research and/or importance. Think Globally identifies topics from international research and policy analysis; Acting Locally indicates the relevance and implications for Australia.
  • New Leaders in Practice profiles reflect diversity across gender, culture, age and expertise of those in a range of early childhood contexts across Australia.

Contents

PART 1: CONTEXTS OF LEADERSHIP
1: Reconceptualising Early Childhood Leadership
2: Australian Early Childhood Policy Landscape
3: Leading for Quality
4: Governance
5: Strategic Planning
6: Educational Leaders and Pedagogical Leadership
7: Leading Intentionally through Advocacy and Activism
8: Leading Organisational Change
PART 2: LEADERSHIP IN CONTEXT
9: Interpersonal and Workplace Communication
10: Creating an Ethical Workplace
11: Relationships with Families
12: Community Engagement
13: Financial Matters
14: Environments for thinking, learning and wellbeing
15: Development and Succession Planning

Authors

Manjula Waniganayake is an Honorary Professor at Macquarie University

Sandra Cheeseman is the CEO of the Creche and Kindergarten Association

Marianne Fenech is an Associate Professor at The University of Sydney

Fay Hadley is an Associate Professor at Macquarie University

Wendy Shepherd is an Early Childhood Education consultant

All authors have expertise and experience in enacting leadership roles in diverse early childhood contexts.

Student Resources

Oxford Learning link

This book comes with digital student resources that support practice, revision and testing knowledge, including:

  • Flashcards to review key terms
  • Extra profiles compiled from previous editions

Sample Pages