LEADING FOR CHANGE IN EAR

LEADING FOR CHANGE IN EAR

by DOUGLASS

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807758359
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 09/08/2017
Series: Early Childhood Education Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Anne L. Douglass is associate professor and founding executive director at the Institute for Early Education leadership and Innovation, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lea J. E. Austin ix

Preface xiii

1 Developing Leadership Within: The Next Frontier of Early Care and Education 1

The Problem 2

The Transformative Opportunity 2

What to Expect in This Book 3

Conclusion 7

Part I Theoretical and Research Foundation for Leadership and Change

2 Rethinking Change in Early Care and Education 11

Change in Early Care and Education 11

Challenges of Change 12

Understanding Barriers to Change 13

Systems Thinking 17

The Science of Relational Coordination 19

The Science of Improvement 23

Innovation 25

Conclusion 27

3 Rethinking Leadership in Early Care and Education 29

The Challenge and the Opportunity: Developing Leadership for Change in ECE 30

Impact of ECE Leadership Development 31

Understanding the Leadership Development Gap 32

The Possibilities of Early Educator Leadership 37

Conclusion 39

4 Leading Change, Improvement, and Innovation 40

A Paradigm Shift 40

Five Reasons to Develop Leadership for Change 41

Conclusion 44

Part II Leadership Pathways

5 The Possibilities of Early Educator Leadership 47

Believing 47

Developing as Leaders 48

Lessons from Leadership Development 49

Conclusion 58

6 Building Leadership Pathways 59

Taking Action to Lead Change 59

Seeking and Co-Creating Leadership Pathways 63

Conclusion 65

7 Redesigning Quality Improvement and Professional Development 67

Rethinking Leadership in Quality Improvement and Professional Development 67

The Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model 70

What Happens in a BSC? 70

Three Foundational Ideas 72

The BSC on Trauma-Informed ECE 74

Conclusion 78

Part III A Leadership Development Ecosystem: Cultivating the Leadership We Need

8 What Is a Leadership Development Ecosystem and Why Do We Need One? 83

Early Educators Co-Creating a Vision for an Ecosystem 83

What Is a Leadership Development Ecosystem? 84

Why Do We Need a Leadership Development Ecosystem? 85

The Foundations for a Leadership Development Ecosystem 87

Conclusion 89

9 Building the Leadership Development Ecosystem 90

Components of the Leadership Development Ecosystem 90

Conclusion 97

10 A Leadership Ecosystem in Action 98

Key Strategies 99

The Leadership Forum 100

The Innovation Lab and Accelerator 101

ECE Small Business Innovation Center 102

Conclusion 104

11 Conclusion: The Leadership of Early Educators 105

References 109

Index 121

About the Author 130

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