Leadership of Learning in Early Years Practice

A professional learning resource

Mixed media product, 64 pages, 297 mm x 210 mm
15 Jan 2014
Institute of Education Press

Price: £24.99

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This book focuses upon effective pedagogical leadership and practice in the leadership of learning within early years settings and children’s centres. The book and accompanying DVD, containing real-life examples of early years leaders, provides a framework for reflective thinking and learning for those leading practice and working with children, parents, practitioners, educators, and teachers, to reflect upon their leadership of learning practice and consider further their leadership learning and development.

It is a professional learning resource for both practising and aspiring early years leaders, providing a timely response to Government recommendations to develop a knowledgeable workforce of graduate early years leaders. It aims to further leaders’ and aspiring leaders’ understanding of:

• leading pedagogy in settings;
• leading transition to school;
• leading children’s learning in the outdoor environment;
• leading a community of learning and practice;
• leading continuing professional learning;
• leading, creating, and sharing knowledge with parents;
• leading change for transformation;
• leading, creating, and sharing reflections.

It is essential reading for early years teachers, educators, candidates undertaking Early Years Teacher Status training (EYTS), EYTS and early years programme leaders, graduate and aspiring leaders, and all those involved in teaching and researching in the early years and childhood studies.

  • Elaine Hallet

    Dr Elaine Hallet is Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

CONTENTS: Introduction; 1. Effective leadership in the early years; 2. Leadership of learning; 3. Leadership of learning in early years practice; 4. Leading pedagogy in settings; 5. Leading transition to school; 6. Leading children’s learning in the outdoor environment; 7.Leading a community of learning and practice; 8. Leading continuing professional learning; 9. Leading, creating, and sharing knowledge with parents; 10. Leading change for transformation; 11. Leading, creating, and sharing reflections; 12. Self-reflection: My leadership of learning in early years practice

This is a brilliant book and DVD - thorough, thoughtful and thought-provoking. You need this in your nursery!

Florence E. Fletcher, Teacher and Early Years Coordinator, London

This invaluable and accessible resource comprehensively examines the complexity of early years leadership. Drawing on examples of leadership practice, the book and accompanying DVD offer an excellent insight into aspects of early years leadership of learning and will encourage readers to reflect critically on approaches to leadership of practice in early years settings.

Shirley Allen, Senior Lecturer Early Childhood Studies, Middlesex University