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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.'
This is an important text for anyone studying a course on Early Childhood, existing and aspiring leaders, graduate early years leaders and those training to work in settings, school, children's centres and children's services.
Useful book for undergraduate early years students
This is an easy to read text book that clearly explains every possible scenario associated with leadership in early years. it has some lovely case studies and questions for students and tutors to use to aid understanding of the issues.
Highly recommend this author and she has not us down with this book either. The book has a clear layout with excellent case studies to support independent study.
Excellent reading material to support students through case studies on leadership challenges and dilemmas
Excellent - such a relevant and thought provoking perspective.
This text was recommended for the module, 'Leadership and Management in the Early Years' as part of the FdA in Early Years. It provided the students the opportunity to explore the perspectives of EYPS contributing towards the LLEAP model of leadership in the early years. The text also discusses the different aspects of this model, which departs from traditional, masculine forms of leadership. Through this, readers are enabled to reflect upon how the authors' model is one that is appropriate for the early years.
This text covers a range of interesting topics including Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector.
No longer delivering this unit
This is a fantastic resource for Foundation Degree students. It invites students to consider leadership in a variety of ways, and students find it easy to read and understand. Highly recommended.
Easy to read and insightful text. Will support students to think about alternative elements in practice within leadership!
The course has finished now and wont be run again however the new qualification The Early Years Educator will adopt this book.
This book is power-packed with theories that are grounded in research and professional practice.
Excellent integration of caring alongside effective, so relevant to early years practitioners.
The case studies along with the questions for reflection are excellent, indeed that have been successfully used in seminars to stimulate debate.
trainees on our early years teacher programme will be recommended to read this publication to enhance the taught sessions on leading and supporting teams.
This book is to form part of the recommended reading list for our Early Leaders Programme. A good read for all those who lead and support others in children's centres or other family support settings.
Very good text for students studying to achieve their Early Years Teacher Status qualification.
An interesting book, that links leadership to a caring, nurturing role. Written in an easy to access format.
Really easy to read and useful text. Particularly liked the case studies which added depth and clarified learning for those students who will eventually be leading practice
The usual high standard from both Sage and Iram Siraj-Blatchford. I particularly liked the chapters on the different types of leadership. For my students a little more commentary around current research/thinking would benefit, but it is a practical and valuable book for students and practitioners alike.
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