Leadership in Early Childhood by Jillian RoddLeadership in Early Childhood by Jillian Rodd

Leadership in Early Childhood

byJillian Rodd

Paperback | January 16, 2013

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Leadership in Early Childhood is a practical resource for early childhood practitioners who want to understand how to create successful childcare and early education settings.

Leadership in the early years has moved on in the way it is organised, and this fourth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes affecting leaders in early childhood. This rapid change in the field over the past few years includes moves to professionalise the workforce generally, and this edition recognizes the implications of these developments and revisits some of the concepts and messages.

Praised for its excellent overview of early years leadership, accessible writing style and clear links between theory and practice, the fourth edition also includes:

  • Thorough discussion of the leader’s role in moving towards leading/best practice.
  • Reconceptualised coverage of team building to consider working collaboratively as a team at service level, multi disciplinary teams and integrated service provision through multi agency working.
  • A chapter which considers the essential characteristics of leadership in terms of personal qualities, skills and timing related to effective leadership.
Jillian Rodd is an educational and developmental psychologist. She was a senior academic at the University of Plymouth and also at the University of Melbourne and has published widely in the early childhood field throughout the world.
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Title:Leadership in Early ChildhoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.09 × 6.06 × 0.71 inPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:033524680X

ISBN - 13:9780335246809

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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: DECONSTRUCTING LEADERSHIP
Unravelling leadership in early childhood
The personal qualities of leaders in early childhood
Theories, models and styles of leadership

PART TWO: LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE
Leading through communication: Meeting personal needs
Leading conflict resolution: From discord to accord
Leading decision-making: Transforming vision into action
Leading collaboratively: Cultivating collective responsibility
Leading professional development: Supervision, mentoring and coaching
Leading in changing times

PART THREE: SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERS
Leading research: Moving quality forward
Leading partnerships: Engaging families and communities
Leading ethical practice
Leading for succession: Building leadership capacity
Postscript: An aide-memoire for aspiring leaders in early childhood