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Leadership in Early Childhood

Leadership in Early Childhood
Challenges and Complexities

April 2022 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Leadership can be a challenging and complex area of practice, but this textbook will be your essential guide, teaching you how to master this important skill and find your professional voice.

The book considers the challenges of leadership in the early years, exploring both the theoretical aspects, and the skills and tools needed to support and develop leadership and mentoring in practice. You will be encouraged to critically reflect on practice in a global context, looking at vignettes, case studies and reflections from international settings, which will equip you with valuable transferable leadership skills, applicable to any situation in practice.

Chapter 1: Exploring Leadership Theories for Driving Excellence in Early Years
Chapter 2: Developing as a Leader
Chapter 3: Reflective Practice
Chapter 4: Leading Collaboratively
Chapter 5: Leading in Changing Times
Chapter 6: Conflict Resolution – A Problem Solving Approach
Chapter 7: Mentoring to Support Leadership and Excellence in Practice
Chapter 8: Finding and Using Your Professional Voice

This book is excellent for anyone hoping to understand the complexities involved in successful leadership for early years children. The book highlights the importance of quality leadership theory and practice, identifying values and beliefs, multi-disciplinary work, teamwork all while considering policy, practice and legislation. A must read for HE students on childhood degrees.

Mrs Carly Blackburn
Social and Community Practice, Bradford College
June 13, 2022

A well structured text, rich and relatable content make this a key text for students in leadership roles or keen to understand leadership in Early Childhood

Miss Louise Stafford
Department of Education, Oxford Brookes University
May 23, 2022

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