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Published: 26 October 2017

342 Pages


ISBN: 9780190309367

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division


Contexts and Complexities in Early Childhood Education

Manjula Waniganayake, Sandra Cheeseman, Marianne Fenech, Fay Hadley, and Wendy Shepherd

  • Presents multiple perspectives on early childhood leadership within a cohesive narrative that clearly sets the scene for emerging leaders to flourish
  • Depth and breadth of topics
  • Australian-based content and authors who are authoritative and highly respected in this field
  • New edition focuses on "intentional leadership", to mirror the concept of "intentional teaching" introduced in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • Features integration in the provision of early childhood programs involving practitioners from multi-disciplinary backgrounds inclusive of education, health and welfare sectors
  • Includes latest policy guidelines for early childhood education and features relevant discussion about social entrepreneurship
  • Gives focus to indigenous voices and experiences of indigenous leaders
  • This edition includes updated "Leaders in Practice" profiles within the text, in addition to accompanying audio interviews with selected Practitioners available on Oxford Ascend

New to this Edition:

  • The text has been fully revised, including 2 new chapters: Chapter 13 Places and Spaces for Adults for Thinking and Learning, Chapter 14 Leading Organisational Change. Chapter 5 on Strategic Planning and Social Entrepreneurship merges and replaces Chapters 5 and 13 from the previous edition. Chapter 9 on Interpersonal and Workplace Communication has been fully updated and focuses more explicitly on "communication", in addition to Ethical Practice. New features: "Online resources" to complement the Key References, "Pause-Act-Reflect" questions aimed at reinforcing the need for "mindful leadership". 25 new "Leaders in Practice" profiles, fully integrated with the content of the text, Audio interviews with 10 key Practitioners, expanding on the discussion in the "Leaders in Practice" sections. These will be available online via Oxford Ascend.

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