Learning to Lead : Effective Leadership Skills for Teachers of Young Children, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2009
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Learning to Lead combines theory and practice with important topics such as human development, diversity, anti-bias, and social change. New to this edition is information on leadership connections in school-age care and nurturing leadership in children. Each chapter is designed to prompt self-evaluation and personal leadership development.

Author Biography

Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan is president and cofounder of the Praxis Institute for early Childhood and serves on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) governing board. She has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and administrator and was the first dean at Pacific Oaks College. Debra holds a doctorate in educational leadership and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Leadership in Early Childhood Educationp. 1
Why Do We Need Leaders and Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education?p. 1
Obstacles to Early Childhood Leadershipp. 3
What Is Leadership?p. 3
Who Are Leaders?p. 6
Other Terms Used to Discuss Leadershipp. 8
Functions of Leadershipp. 11
Styles of Leadershipp. 14
Leadership Development and Human Developmentp. 16
Developing Your Personal Definition of Leadershipp. 21
Summaryp. 22
Who, Me, a Leader?p. 25
Family as a Context for Leadershipp. 26
Parenting and Leadingp. 33
Good Teachers Make Good Leadersp. 37
How Adults Learnp. 40
Life Experiencesp. 42
Summaryp. 47
The Cultural Context of Leadershipp. 51
What Is Diversity?p. 53
Values and Visionp. 57
Communication, Social, and Interpersonal Skillsp. 64
Summaryp. 68
It Takes a Villagep. 71
Leadership at Every Levelp. 72
Team Buildingp. 73
Collaboration with Familiesp. 75
Advocacyp. 78
Summaryp. 81
Leadership Connections with Schools and Communitiesp. 85
Community Leadership and Social Actionp. 87
Forming Collaborative Relationships with Community Organizationsp. 90
Summaryp. 99
Empowerment, Followership, and Advocacyp. 103
Empowermentp. 104
Followershipp. 109
Advocacyp. 113
Summaryp. 116
Nurturing Leadership in Childrenp. 119
Transference of Abilityp. 121
Self-Sufficiency and Interdependencep. 122
Reflectionp. 123
Valuesp. 123
Visionp. 124
Advocacyp. 125
Communication, Social, and Interpersonal Skillsp. 125
Team Buildingp. 126
Empowermentp. 127
Followershipp. 128
Summaryp. 130
Indexp. 135
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