ERIC Number: EJ881312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Welcome the Change Coming Soon to Your Life
Sullivan, Debra R.
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n192 p8-11 Mar-Apr 2010
In a recent conversation with other early childhood educators about change, four key questions surfaced. In this article, the author answers these four key questions: (1) How do educators find ways to slow change?; (2) How does one successfully lead people through change?; (3) How does a leader use relationships and vision to lead change; and (4) How do educators ensure that training facilitates changes? In answering each question, the author thought about welcoming change in one's life and how she had originally dismissed it as obscure and irrelevant. She concluded that change is many things. It is inevitable, relies on authentic relationships, requires a clearly articulated vision, and must include clear intent, high expectations, and diligent assessment.
Descriptors: Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Leaders, Instructional Leadership, Teachers, Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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