ERIC Number: ED493220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Effective Leadership and Management in the Early Years
Open University Press
There has recently been an unprecedented focus on early years care and education, particularly on the impact of the various adults who work and play with children in the birth to five/six-years age range. Staff in early years settings have had to adapt to many changes and demands, locally and nationally, from local authorities and national government, and none more so than those who suddenly find themselves in a leadership and management role in increasingly complex small early years businesses and settings, often without formal training or qualifications. This book is unique in providing not only a thorough analysis of the leader and manager's role and presenting it as a typology, but also in offering a clear and in-depth view of that role. It also presents ways in which the leader and manager can undertake self-evaluation or work alongside a peer to understand their own strengths and challenges more readily. The book conceptualizes effective leadership and management as a tree, with the four key "branches" of Effective Leadership & Management defined as: (1) Leaderships Skills; (2) Management Skills; (3) Professional Skills; and (4) Personal Characteristics. Following an introduction, this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Background Research and How ELMS Evolved; (2) ELMS as Typology and an Evaluation Tool; (3) The Leadership Qualities Branch; (4) The Management Skills Branch; (5) The Professional Skills and Attributes Branch; (6) Personal Characteristics and Attitudes Branch; and (7) Using ELMS--Drawing It All Together.
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Classification, Job Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Role Theory, Guidelines, Personality Development, Professional Development, Individual Characteristics, Leadership Qualities, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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