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ERIC Number: EJ818013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
The Changing Nature of Management in Child Care Centres in Queensland: A Review of Directors' Perspectives
Nupponen, Hannele
Child Care in Practice, v12 n4 p347-363 Oct 2006
The aim of this paper is to produce an understanding of directors' work; perceptions of their role as managers in the centre; their experiences; and the nature of management within the context of the child care field in a complex social, legislative and economic climate. In the current context of the delivery of child care services in a market-driven climate, the language of business and organisational theory has entered the lexicon of the early childhood field. The findings indicate that the director of a child care centre needs to have knowledge, skills and experience in business management to enhance their competencies for management of centres in today's competitive environment. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia