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Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

by Iram Siraj and Elaine Hallet SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2013
ISBN:
9781446255353
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
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Effective 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 cases studies to provide examples of caring and effective leadership - offers readers the opportunity to reflect upon their own leadership practices - integrates education and care with key practices in effective leadership - explores directional, collaborative and pedagogical leadership. This is a key text for anyone studying early childhood as well as for graduate leaders and those training to work in settings, schools and children's services. Iram Siraj-Blatchford is Professor of Early Childhood at the Institute of Education, London. Elaine Hallet is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, London.

PART ONE: LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Introduction
The Early Years Context
The Research Context
PART TWO: EFFECTIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP
Introduction
Directional Leadership: Developing A Shared Vision
Directional Leadership: Effective Communication
Collaborative Leadership: Promoting A Team Culture
Collaborative Leadership: Promoting Parental Collaboration
Empowering Leadership: Promoting Agency in Others
Empowering Leadership: The Process Of Change
Pedagogical Leadership: Leading Learning
Pedagogical Leadership: Leading Reflective Learning
PART THREE: REFLECTIVE LEADERSHIP
Introduction
Leadership Stories
REFERENCES
INDEX

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.
Professor Iram Siraj-Blatchford is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.