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Leading and Managing in the Early Years

Second Edition


May 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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:

  • Further coverage of reflective practice and reflective leadership skills
  • EYPS as well as integrated center leadership
  • More on CPD (Continuing Professional Development)
  • The impact of CLLD (Communication, Language and Literacy Development) initiatives and implementation of APP (Assessing Pupils' Progress)
  • Practical suggestions for working with resistant groups and individuals

Carol Aubrey investigates different concepts and characteristics of EC leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of EC leaders. She also explores the types of leadership programs or development which is needed to maximize 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 centers initiative.

Carol Aubrey is Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Warwick and UK editor of Journal of Early Childhood Research.


 
Introduction: Theorizing Leadership in Early Childhood
 
The Early Childhood Leaders' Agenda
Context

 
What Do We Know Already?

 
What Leadership Research Applies?

 
What Do We Need to Know?

 
 
Leadership in English Early Childhood Education and Care
 
Introduction
Our Objectives

 
What We Asked Our Early Childhood Professionals about Leadership

 
What We Found Out

 
What We Made of the Findings

 
 
Practitioners' Understandings of Early Childhood Leadership
 
Introduction
Characteristics of the Leaders and Staff That We Talked to

 
Definitions and Perceptions of Leadership

 
Roles, Responsibilities and Functions of Leaders

 
Decision-Making

 
Internal and External Influences on Leadership

 
Training

 
Leadership in a Changing World

 
 
Early Childhood Leaders' Work
 
Introduction
A Typical Day

 
Roles, Responsibilities and Functions

 
Decision-Making

 
Influences on Leadership

 
Training

 
Collective Views on the Video Highlights

 
 
'I Don't Like the Idea of Making a Profit... Exploiting Those on Low Wages'
 
Introduction
Early Childhood Education and Care Policy

 
Early Childhood Profession and Workplace Issues

 
Making a Profit: The Role of the Private Sector

 
Preschool Care and Education plc?

 
 
Journeys into Leadership
 
Introduction
A journey?

 
Career Paths of Early Childhood Leaders

 
Support through the Career Cycle

 
 
Mentoring as a Leadership Strategy
 
Introduction
Learning from Experience

 
The Nature of Mentoring

 
Establishing Appropriate Ground Rules

 
What Does Learning from Day-to-Day Experience Really Mean?

 
A Framework for Staff Development

 
Mentoring for the Leader

 
Future Possibilities

 
 
The Challenge of Leading Multi-Agency Teams
 
Introduction
Challenges to Collaboration

 
Questions to Ask

 
What Do We know about Effective Multi-Agency Working?

 
Models of Multi-Agency Working

 
Organization of Professional Groups

 
Views on Multi-Agency Working from Four Integrated Centres

 
What we found out

 
A closer look at the challenges of multi-agency working

 
Case Studies

 
Leadership by the Many

 
 
Leading in a Time of Change
 
Introduction
A Need for Interprofessional Education

 
Staff Resistance to Change

 
A Model for Improving the Early Childhood Integrated Centre

 
Understanding Change

 
 
Reflective Practice and Action Learning
 
Introduction
Reflective Process of Progressive Problem-Solving

 
Planning an Action Research Cycle with Integrated Centre Leaders

 
Doing Action Research in the Early Childhood Field

 
Conclusions

 
 
Reflections
 
Revisiting Our Initial Objectives
Conclusions

 

An excellent book to study the roles of early childhood leaders and the characteristics of different models of leadership in early childhood.

Mrs Jeenal Desai
Humanities and Education, Doncaster University Centre
March 24, 2014

Particularly liked the practitioner's views throughout the text. Ideal reference text as easy to dip in and out of.

Mrs Tanya Richardson
School of Education, Northampton University
March 14, 2014

This book supports those learners who are ready to take the next steps from working in a setting to a more senior leadership and management role. It is recommended reading for the Foundation Degree students in their second year.

Mrs Pamela Egan-Wyer
Teacher Training, Bromley College of FE & HE
October 21, 2013

The book provide practical exercises and reflection opportunities to support students' learning.
It matches one of the module specification for our programme

Ms Kyara Cuningham-Rojas
Education Studies, Croydon College
July 24, 2013

Good focus on reflection. Good chapter on leading through a period of change - essential in Early Years

Mrs Sam Lloyd-Parry
School of Health & Social Care, Coleg Sir Gar
May 1, 2013

Found this book great for supervision and management teaching in the early years

Ms Alison Stevenson
Early Years & Young peole , north west regional college
April 30, 2013

very clear and analytical text which explores many of the current and relevant isssues in leading and managing in early years- particularly in multi agency contexts.

Gill Handley
Please select your department, Please select your institution
April 18, 2013

Provides a valuable focus on evidence and feedback from leaders of integrated centres. I found the chapters on leading in a time of change and reflective practice and action learning particularly useful and relevant to the issues facing today's leaders. The book is clearly written and provides an excellent theoretical basis to debates around developments in integrated services.

Ms Angela Hilton
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
March 25, 2013

A chance for graduate leaders to get to grips with the key themes od leading and managing in the Early Years. Should form part of the graduate leaders library.

Mrs Nikki Fairchild
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
February 5, 2013

Good general information about managing and leading in early years - nothing specifically for playworkers so would only suggest as supplemental copy.

Mrs Trish Newstead
early years, Kingston College
October 18, 2012

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