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ERIC Number: EJ856676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Naive Change Agent or Canny Political Collaborator? The Change in Leadership Role from Nursery School to Children's Centre
Curtis, Lesley; Burton, Diana
Education 3-13, v37 n3 p287-299 Aug 2009
This article presents initial findings from a consideration of early years Labour government policy from 1997 to date and from a case study of an early years leadership journey. The article explores the social policies underlying early years initiatives that have impacted upon early years leadership journeys and roles. The challenge of the role is highlighted through the first author's (Lesley Curtis) leadership experiences and we suggest that limited support for leaders of integrated centres has been available to date. The case study questions and explores whether Curtis is a nave change agent or a canny political collaborator as she travels on her leadership journey and discovers new insights into the nature of her early years leadership role.
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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