Professionalization, Leadership and Management in the Early Years
- Linda Miller - The Open University
- Carrie Cable - The Open University
With the rapid change experienced by the Early Years Workforce over recent times, this book considers what constitutes professionalization in the sector, and what this means in practice. Bringing a critical perspective to the developing knowledge and understanding of early years practitioners at various stages of their professional development, it draws attention to key themes and issues.
Chapters are written by leading authorities and researchers in the field, and provide case studies from practice, and questions and discussion points to facilitate critical thinking.
Topics covered include:
- leading and managing in the early years
- reflective journeys
- constructions of professional identities
- men in the early years
- multi-disciplinary working in the early years
- professionalization in the nursery
- child care practitioners and professionalization
- early childhood leadership and policy.
With staggered levels of Further Reading, the editors and contributors provide a rich source of material that encourages reflection and promotes progression.
A comprehensive and contemporary text addressing many of the issues that face practitioners developing their own pedagogy, philosophy and professionalism. This book examines the role of the practitioner and how the perception of professionalism has developed within a policy structure that focuses on achievement, literacy and numeracy. This analysis may help students to unravel the issues and barriers surrounding good practice.
As a practitioner of 25 years it was inspiring to read this coherent analysis of my role.
Highly recommended for student, leaders, managers and the practitioners.
Vital for anyone studying FdA in Early Years. Clear and insightful. Highly recommended.
An excellent book that is well written. Also good for MA and EdD level. Highly recommended if you interested in professionalization and leadership.
A must read for anyone currently undertaking a reflective practice or management module as part of their early childhood degree. This clearly written and easy to read book offers readers in-depth discourse around what it takes to lead and manage early years provisions today and developing professionalization.
Informative and situated at the correct level to support FdA courses
Ideal as a reference text for those considering professionalization of Early Years. The authors offer great insight into current issues relating to early childhood. Comprehensive text for study at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Fulfils the needs of the course and was successfully utilised last year. The students found it to be an accessible text.
Strong underpinning of managerial pedagogy.
Clear, well defined examples and illustrations but retains academic challenge.
Another excellent resource from Sage. It's an invaluable tool for understanding the professionalization of early years practitioners and that will provide many opportunities for discussions.
Another fabulously interesting text from Miller. Academic but very easy for students to access.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Changing Face of Professionalism in the Early Years