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Leadership in ECE

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Leadership in ECE in New Zealand: History and context

An overview of recent documents and guidelines regarding leadership for leaders and teachers in New Zealand and recent related research on leadership.

The role of positional leaders in supporting professional learning

How positional leaders can support professional learning related to teaching and leadership in ECE.

Professional learning communities in ECE

An introduction to the research on PLCs in early childhood education.



Professional learning communities

Sue Cherrington, Kate Thornton, and Rachel Denee explore recent research into the role of professional learning communities (PLCs) in ECE and discuss the role of both within-centre and network PLCs

Leadership in ECE

Celeste Harrington (AUT) and Lorraine Manuela (Director at Tots Corner) explore what leadership means in ECE

"Early childhood perspectives are often overlooked in educational resource provision – it's fantastic to have our own information, which will help us cater for very young learners."

Gemma B, pre-school educator



Professional Learning Communities: Teachers collaborating for professional learning and improvement

Key insights from our webinar with Sue Cherrington, Kate Thornton, and Rachel Denee on the role of PLCs in teacher professional learning.

The limited research on pedagogical leadership in ECE

A brief account of the limited research base on pedagogical or educational leadership in ECE.

Leadership in ECE: insights from Lorraine Manuela and Celeste Harrington

Ideas about effective leadership in ECE from Lorraine Manuela and Celeste Harrington.


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