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Leadership in early childhood education and care : Facing the challenges and embracing new possibilities

  title={Leadership in early childhood education and care : Facing the challenges and embracing new possibilities},
  author={Louise H{\aa}rd},
In the highly femin ised field of early ch ildhood education and care (ECEC) research indicates discord with traditional leadership models and rationales (Aubrey, 2007, Ebbeck and Waniganayake, 2003, Rodd, 2006) The cultural expectation of ‘niceness’ is often considered incongruent with interpretations of leadership, resulting in limited leadership enactment. ECEC personnel express a resolve to achieve improved outcomes for children, staff and families However, low social kudos and remuneration… 



Horizontal Violence in Early Childhood Education and Care: Implications for leadership enactment

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Lighting the Path: Developing Leadership in Early Education

Today, for an increasing number of infants, toddlers, and young children, early childhood education programs provide their first institutional experience outside the home (Edlefsen & Baird, 1994;

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Who Cares?: Theory, Research, and Educational Implications of the Ethic of Care

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Bullying in the nursing profession.

  • J. Randle
  • Medicine
    Journal of advanced nursing
  • 2003
The aim of the 3-year study discussed here was to explore students' self-esteem and how their experiences of preregistration education influenced its development over the period of the programme.