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Author Whalley, Margy

Title Democratising Leadership in the Early Years : a Systemic Approach
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource (223 pages)
Series Pen Green Books for Early Years Educators Ser
Pen Green Books for Early Years Educators Ser
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on the authors; Rationale: growing resilient leaders; Introduction; 1 Applying systems theory to early years leadership; 2 Holding the baby: leadership that inspires and contains ambition and anxiety; 3 Leadership as activism; 4 Who is taking responsibility? Becoming an authoritative leader; 5 We all have the potential to lead because we all have responsibilities; 6 Working together or pulling apart? How early years leaders and practitioners can encourage collaborative practice to flourish; Index
Summary Bringing together valuable insights from research and practice undertaken at the world-famous Pen Green Centre, Democratising Leadership in the Early Years illustrates how settings and practitioners can develop and maintain forms of leadership which foster collaborative practices across and within settings and services. Effective leadership is key to establishing socially inclusive and democratic practices and as such, it has become a key concern for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care. Drawing on authors' first-hand experiences, on systems theory, psychological theory and neuroscience, chapters in this book illustrate the role of highly effective leadership in ensuring that services are accessible, inclusive and innovative. Practical advice will support professionals in overcoming destructive systemic and psychological dynamics to flatten hierarchies, improve relationships, learning and educational outcomes, and to encourage staff, parents, and children to contribute creatively to collaborative enterprises. Accessible and insightful, Democratising Leadership in the Early Years will improve understanding of approaches to leadership and support early years practitioners, students and managers as they develop their leadership skills and build capacity within settings and the wider community
Notes Print version record
Subject Early childhood education.
Educational leadership.
early childhood education.
Action research.
Early Years.
Pen Green.
Physchological needs.
Social equality.
Social Inclusion.
Early childhood education.
Educational leadership.
Form Electronic book
Author John, Karen
Whitaker, Patrick
Klavins, Elizabeth
Parker, Christine
Vaggers, Julie
ISBN 9780429807879