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Practice leadership in the early years: becoming, being and developing as a leader

Practice leadership in the early years: becoming, being and developing as a leader

Hadfield, Mark, author

This book focuses on the leadership of practice and, in particular, how to bring about changes which improve practice. It draws on research into a group of early years leaders which followed them for almost three years as they attempted to improve provision in their settings as 'change agents' and 'leaders of practice'

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Published Maidenhead, Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education/Open University Press 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Mark Hadfield, Michael Jopling and Martin Needham
ISBN: 0335262961, 033526297X, 9780335262960, 9780335262977
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 200 pages) : illustrations, charts
Subject: Preschool children Services for Great Britain.; Early childhood education.; Preschool children Services for.; Education, Preschool.; Early childhood educators Great Britain.; Leadership and management in education.; Education, Preschool Great Britain.; Early childhood educators.; Early childhood education Great Britain.; Great Britain.; EDUCATION Elementary.
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  1. Section One
  2. 1.

    1. The nature of leadership in the Early Years
  3. 2.

    1. Practice leadership
  4. 3.

    1. Developing practice leaders and leadership capacity
    2. Section Two
  5. 4.

    1. Practice leadership in action
  6. 5.

    1. Four practice leadership case studies
    2. Section Three
  7. 6.

    1. Getting beneath the surface of improving quality
  8. 7.

    1. Where to start in your setting
  9. Postscript

    1. The future of practice leadership
  10. Appendix 1.

    1. Case study settings
  11. Appendix 2.

    1. Sustained shared thinking interactions.