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Sims, Margaret; Waniganayake, Manjula; Hadley, Fay – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
In the Australian early childhood sector the role of educational leader emerged as part of a very large process of policy reform that began in 2009. The position of educational leader was established to drive the quality improvement requirements of the reform, but many organizations did not establish these positions until several years after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Role, Early Childhood Education
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Bøe, Marit; Hognestad, Karin; Waniganayake, Manjula – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
This article explores qualitative shadowing as an interpretivist methodology, and explains how two researchers participating simultaneously in data collection using a video recorder, contextual interviews and video-stimulated recall interviews, conducted a qualitative shadowing study at six early childhood centres in Norway. This paper emerged…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Early Childhood Education, Leadership
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Marsh, Scott; Waniganayake, Manjula; Gibson, Ian W. – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
The notion of leadership for learning as a resource for improving student learning in schools has attracted much attention from scholars. However, its use lacks clarity or meaning for teachers implementing this concept in schools. In seeking to pursue a better understanding of leadership for learning based on a comprehensive review of relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement
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Heikka, Johanna; Waniganayake, Manjula; Hujala, Eeva – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2013
This article seeks to establish a new research agenda on distributed leadership by linking early childhood and school leadership research. It begins with a discussion of how distributed leadership is conceptualized, including a discussion of the main features and meanings of distributed leadership as defined by key scholars who have maintained a…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Leadership