Early Childhood Professionals: Leading Today and Tomorrow
This text clarifies for the first time what contemporary early childhood practitioners and leaders need to know in order to manage early childhood services in a professional way. With increasing pressure to provide high quality children's services, standards of practice in administration, management and leadership are increasingly being scrutinised. Written for early childhood students and practitioners, Early Childhood Professionals: Leading Today & Tomorrow explores the leadership concepts in an integrated manner.
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Roles and responsibilities
Definitions and discourse in leadership
Mentoring as a leadership strategy
Change as a process
Change within organisations
Planning for change
Problems associated with the implementation of public policies
Promoting understanding of policies
Tools of a childrens champion
Professional reform through action research
Creating the context for conflict resolution in the workplace
Conflict in early childhood settings
Putting change into daily practice
Leadership practices for effective partnerships with families
Why does collaboration with families matter?
Training to work with families
Regulating quality in early childhood
Tools of quality assessment
Quality assurancekeys to professional growth
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