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Wang, Mo; Xia, Jing – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
This article describes the development of a teacher leadership scale (TLS) that can be utilized in early childhood education in China. A mixed methods research design was developed to meet the research aim, and both qualitative and quantitative data on the perceptions of teacher leadership from both middle leaders (i.e. vice-principal, key stage…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leadership, Measures (Individuals), Preschool Teachers
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Gibbs, Leanne – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2022
Early childhood education (ECE) effects positive outcomes for children, but outcomes depend upon the quality of the program with which children engage. Program quality is positively influenced by effective leadership; yet we do not fully understand how effective leadership emerges and develops within ECE sites. This lack of knowledge potentially…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Yin, Hongbiao; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi; Chai, Ching Sing; Ng, Clement Ka Kit – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
This study examined the relationships between leadership practices, professional learning communities, teachers' efficacy beliefs and perceptions of whole-child development in the context of kindergarten education. A sample of 2120 teachers from 153 Hong Kong kindergartens participated in a questionnaire survey. The results showed that principals'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Moshel, Smadar; Berkovich, Izhak – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
Mid-level roles in education have been widely explored, primarily in schools, but little research has been conducted during the systemic reform that involves creating a mid-level role between end units and the system. The present study explores the sense-making of early childhood leaders (ECLs) at the initial stage of their new role as mid-level…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Context), Role Perception, Professional Identity, Middle Management
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Håkansson, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article presents the results of a qualitative study with the aim of contributing to an understanding of preschool managers' leadership in systematic quality work in a Swedish context. In line with the Education Act and the preschool curriculum, systematic quality work is compulsory in all Swedish preschools. This consists of several steps,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Administrators, Leadership
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Ang, Lynn – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
Research has shown that the quality of early years provisions is directly linked to the quality of leadership and management of early years settings. The extant research also shows that the quality of preschool settings are almost always characterised by strong leadership, where leaders and practitioners share a clear vision of the setting's…
Descriptors: Professional Recognition, Early Childhood Education, Qualifications, Leadership Qualities
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Ho, Dora Choi Wa – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2010
In recent years, teacher participation in school decision making has become an important topic for discussion in the field of early childhood education in Hong Kong. The purpose of this article is to discuss the theoretical significance, difficulties and issues of greater teacher participation in curriculum and pedagogical decision making in local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Participation, Participative Decision Making