ERIC Number: ED440740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Many Faces of Leadership. Taking the Lead: Investing in Early Childhood Leadership for the 21st Century.
Elliott, Kimberly; Alvarado, Cecelia; Copland, Joyce; Surr, Wendy; Farris, Marcia; Genser, Andrea; Emanuel, Bess; Chin, Eleanor
"Taking the Lead: Investing in Early Childhood Leadership for the 21st Century" is a national initiative designed to build the capacity of the early care and education field to improve program quality. Taking the Lead is founded on the belief that a diverse cadre of early childhood and school-age care leaders is the key to achieving high-quality programs for children. This report looks at the work of Taking the Lead over the past 3 years. The report's first section, "Crisis in Early Care and Education--The Need for Leadership," discusses the challenge faced by Taking the Lead, its response, and the five key elements of leadership development: community partnerships, cultural/community context, relevant content, mentoring, and opportunities to exercise leadership. The remaining section describes the work of various Taking the Lead sites and offers suggestions--organized around the five key elements of leadership development--based on observations of their work. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Cultural Pluralism, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Program Descriptions
Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education, Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215-4176; ($14.95, plus $3.50 shipping. Make checks payable to Wheelock College). Tel: 617-879-2211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ericps.crc.uiuc.edu/ccdece/ccdece.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wheelock Coll., Boston, MA. Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education.