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Title: Review of 'Leading and Managing Early Childhood Settings: Inspiring People, Places and Practices' by Nadine Louise McCrea 2015. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. 208 pp. ISBN 9781107669185
Contributor(s): Kivunja, Charles  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18397
Open Access Link: https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/cpi/article/view/26134/19333Open Access Link
Abstract: The author, Nadine Louise McCrea, is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Teacher Education in the School of Education, at the University of New England in Australia. In writing this book, the author draws from her own wealth of personal experiences, as well as, from some of the experiences of her highly valued colleagues, such as Diane Nailon and Jan Carr. The book's purpose is to explore what it means to be a leader, manager and administrator in Early Childhood Education (ECE) within the Australian and New Zealand contexts. To do so, the author, has unified the specific roles, by coining the descriptor 'leader-manager'. McCrea, by adopting, Michael Fullan's (2001a) concept of "managerial leadership", examines how core values, underground rules, norms and beliefs, influence "managerial leadership". As importantly, she emphasises the need for reflective managerial leadership as being essential in the development of better stakeholder relationships within ECE.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 7(2), p. 85-88
Publisher: University of Alberta Libraries
Place of Publication: Canada
ISSN: 1916-3460
Field of Research (FOR): 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business and Management)
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930103 Learner Development
HERDC Category Description: D3 Review of Single Work
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