Thornton, K., Wansbrough, D., Clarkin-Phillips, J., Aitken, H. & Tamati, A. (2009). Conceptualising leadership in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Occasional paper published by the New Zealand Teachers Council. New Zealand: New Zealand Teachers Council.
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The New Zealand Teachers Council Te Pouherenga Kaiako o Aotearoa is pleased to publish this occasional paper focused on leadership in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand. The project that led to this publication grew out of a desire of the Council’s Early Childhood Education Advisory Group to promote some action on leadership development specifically for ECE. Whereas there is a well-developed leadership strategy for the school sector there is no equivalent support for teachers in ECE. Yet it is well established in the literature that an effective professional learning community is most likely to result from leadership that has learning as the central focus. Thus the absence of a cohesive leadership strategy was seen as a significant risk to professional initiatives supporting quality teaching in ECE.
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