Effective and Caring Leadership in the Early Years

1st Edition

Iram Siraj; Elaine Hallet
eISBN-13: 9781446292693

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'This book introduces an intriguing juxtaposition of "caring" alongside "effective", and it is a thought-provoking book. Including examples of early years leaders on their own reflective learning journeys, it provides a rich source of ideas for relational leadership that are firmly based in research and professional experience.' 

- Professor Margaret Carr, University of Waikato, New Zealand



Effective and caring leadership is an essential part of raising standards and increasing the quality of learning in early childhood settings. This book explains leadership practices that can make a positive difference to the provision offered and improve outcomes for both children and families.



With theoretical, practical and research-informed perspectives, this book:

Uses case studies to provide examples of effective leadership
Integrates education and care with key practices in effective leadership
Explores directional, collaborative, empowering and pedagogical leadership
Offers readers opportunity to reflect upon their own leadership practices



This is a key text for anyone studying Early Childhood, existing and aspiring leaders, graduate Early Years Leaders and those training to work in settings, schools and children’s services.



Professor Iram Siraj is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Dr. Elaine Hallet is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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ISBNs 9781446296677, 9781446255353, 9781446255346, 9781446255353, 9781446255353, 144629269X, 9781446292693
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Edition 1st

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