Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years
- Iram Siraj - University of Oxford, UK
- Elaine Hallet
- Professor Margaret Carr, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Effective and caring 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 case studies to provide examples of effective leadership
- Integrates education and care with key practices in effective leadership
- Explores directional, collaborative, empowering and pedagogical leadership
- Offers readers opportunity to reflect upon their own leadership practices
This is a key text for anyone studying Early Childhood, existing and aspiring leaders, graduate Early Years Leaders and those training to work in settings, schools and children’s services.
Professor Iram Siraj is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Dr. Elaine Hallet is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
'This book introduces an intriguing juxtaposition of "caring" alongside "effective", and it is a thought-provoking book. Including examples of early years leaders on their own reflective learning journeys, it provides a rich source of ideas for relational leadership that are firmly based in research and professional experience.'
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.
An excellent and accessible overview of leadership in the Early Years
Useful book for undergraduate early years students
This is an easy to read text book that clearly explains every possible scenario associated with leadership in early years. it has some lovely case studies and questions for students and tutors to use to aid understanding of the issues.
Highly recommend this author and she has not us down with this book either. The book has a clear layout with excellent case studies to support independent study.
Excellent reading material to support students through case studies on leadership challenges and dilemmas
Excellent - such a relevant and thought provoking perspective.
This text was recommended for the module, 'Leadership and Management in the Early Years' as part of the FdA in Early Years. It provided the students the opportunity to explore the perspectives of EYPS contributing towards the LLEAP model of leadership in the early years. The text also discusses the different aspects of this model, which departs from traditional, masculine forms of leadership. Through this, readers are enabled to reflect upon how the authors' model is one that is appropriate for the early years.
This text covers a range of interesting topics including Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Leadership in early childhood: the early years context