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Professionalization, Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Professionalization, Leadership and Management in the Early Years

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November 2010 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

With the rapid change experienced by the Early Years Workforce over recent times, this book considers what constitutes professionalization in the sector, and what this means in practice. Bringing a critical perspective to the developing knowledge and understanding of early years practitioners at various stages of their professional development, it draws attention to key themes and issues.

Chapters are written by leading authorities and researchers in the field, and provide case studies from practice, and questions and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking.

Topics covered include:

  • leading and managing in the early years
  • reflective journeys
  • constructions of professional identities
  • men in the early years
  • multi-disciplinary working in the early years
  • professionalization in the nursery
  • child care practitioners and professionalization
  • early childhood leadership and policy.

With staggered levels of Further Reading, the editors and contributors provide a rich source of material that encourages reflection and promotes progression.

Linda Miller and Carrie Cable
The Changing Face of Professionalism in the Early Years
Mary E. Whalley
Leading and Managing in the Early Years
Christine Woodrow
Challenging Identities: A Case for Leadership
Dorothy McMillan and Glenda Walsh
Early Years Professionalism: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities
Jan Peeters and Michel Vandenbroeck
Child Care Practitioners and the Process of Professionalization
Sue Greenfield
Working in Multidisciplinary Teams
Gill McGillivray
Constructions of Professional Identity
Jayne Osgood
Contested Constructions of Professionalism within the Nursery
Guy Roberts-Holmes and Simon Brownhill
Where Are the Men? A Critical Discussion of Male Absence in the Early Years
Iris Duhn
Towards Professionalism/s
Carrie Cable and Linda Miller
A New Professionalism

Another fabulously interesting text from Miller. Academic but very easy for students to access.

Lynette Morris
Internal Quality Assurance, Chiltern Training Group
July 28, 2014

A really useful book that explores professionalism alongside leadership and management. A really useful text for undergraduates particularly those with limited experiences of lading and managing teams.

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste Univ.
May 13, 2014

An excellent book to understand professionalism and the process of professionalization in early years.

Mrs Jeenal Desai
Humanities and Education, Doncaster University Centre
March 24, 2014

Very accessible & covers major themes related to professionalisation, leadership & management

Miss Charlotte Jones
Warwick Institute of Education, Warwick University
July 23, 2013

Excellent resource which is particularly thought provoking. Good case studies and also great links for extended reading.

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Education Centre
June 25, 2013

An excellent book with very interesting international perspectives regarding the professionalisation of early years practice. The chapter about the male absence within early years is thought provoking and insightful. Excellent further reading sources for each chapter taking into account the level of the student. Easy to read and allows for reflection, whilst still stretching students minds. I have asked our subject librarian for some copies and will signpost it to my students.

Mrs Camila Devis-Rozental
teacher training, Bournemouth & Poole College of F.E.
March 14, 2013

Excellent resource. Highly recommended

Mrs Donna O'Connor
EYCYP, NWRC Strabane Campus
November 5, 2012

great text

Ms Melanie Feek
community & youth, College of St Mark and St John
June 19, 2012

This is well-written and easy to follow and it highlights and focuses upon many of the key issues in leadership of Early Years settings. This will be used within my lectures and be recommended reading for the students.

Mr Gwyn Ellis
School of Education, Bangor University
June 6, 2012

Thorough, practical and with excellent further reading guidance.

Mrs Abigail Gosling
Education Studies, Bedfordshire University
June 1, 2012

Linda Miller

Carrie Cable

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