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‘…a major contribution to the limited literature and research on leadership in childhood education.’ – Professor Tony Bush, Editor of Educational Management, Administration and Leadership.

‘This important book focuses clearly on evidence, describing the realities of leading and managing settings in times of rapid policy changes. Carol Aubrey manages to combine theory, research and practice in a book that will be invaluable to a new generation of early years professionals.’ – Angela Anning, Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Leeds, UK

‘..skilfully draws on sound empirical research to present a grounded theory model for leadership in early years education. …of interest to researchers, students and practitioners internationally.’ – Professor Nithi Muthukrishna, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This Second Edition of Leading and Managing in the Early Years explores and integrates leadership and management practice with a real understanding of early years settings.

Revised and updated, this new edition includes: - Two new chapters on private day care and reflective practice and action research; - Further coverage of reflective practice and reflective leadership skills; - More on EYPS as well as integrated centre leadership; - Practical suggestions for working with resistant groups and individuals.

Carol Aubrey investigates different concepts and characteristics of Early Childhood (EC) leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of EC leaders. She also explores the types of leadership programmes or development which are needed to maximise the effectiveness of EC leaders.

This book is essential reading for students in Early Childhood courses, Early Years Practitioners and local authority employees involved with the integrated centres initiative.

Carol Aubrey is Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Warwick.

Leading in a Time of Change
Leading in a time of change

This chapter explores the role of interprofessional development in a time of great change in policies and initiatives, nationally and internationally. While Chapter 7 focused on mentoring for individuals and groups, this chapter looks at organization of change and development.

9.1 Introduction

The period of time over which we worked with our leaders was one of swift expansion of the integrated children's centres programme with the goal to ‘mainstream’ it to all children and a government announcement that there would be 3,500 by 2010. At the same time, a number of broader trends and developments began to emerge.

Rapid Growth of Services

First, the rapid growth in and changes to the structure and organization of English early childhood ...

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