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ERIC Number: ED513302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8547-3743-7
Effective Leadership in the Early Years Sector: The ELEYS Study
Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Manni, Laura
Institute of Education - London
This publication takes as its background the radical reforms to services for children following the passing of The Children Act of 2004 and the subsequent Government White Paper, "Every Child Matters: Change for Children". It argues that the fundamental requirements for leadership for learning in the early years should be provided by considering social contexts, adopting a commitment to collective working, and focusing on improving children's learning outcomes. This book analyses a wide range of literature on leadership in the early years settings, as identified in studies funded by the Department for Education and Skills. It identifies a range of "categories of effective leadership practice" in the effective settings that will be valuable in the development of leadership training. It is very timely, as the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum came into force in September 2008. This book contains: (1) The Key Characteristic of Caring and Effective Settings; (2) Methodology of the ELEYS Study; (3) The Challenge of Developing Leadership in the Early Years; (4) Defining Leadership for Learning in the Early Years; and (5) Effective Leadership Practices Identified in the Settings. This book also includes: Foreword by Lesley Saunders, Policy Advisor for Research GTCE; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; and Bibliography.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of London, Institute of Education
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)