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

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

by Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605540184
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 472,681
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan is president of the Praxis Institute for Early Childhood. She has over 25 years of experience in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and administrator. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Seattle University. Debra was the first dean at Pacific Oaks College.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Leadership in Early Childhood Education 1

Why Do We Need Leaders and Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education? 1

Obstacles to Early Childhood Leadership 3

What Is Leadership? 3

Who Are Leaders? 6

Other Terms Used to Discuss Leadership 8

Functions of Leadership 11

Styles of Leadership 14

Leadership Development and Human Development 16

Developing Your Personal Definition of Leadership 21

Summary 22

Chapter 2 Who, Me, a Leader? 25

Family as a Context for Leadership 26

Parenting and Leading 33

Good Teachers Make Good Leaders 37

How Adults Learn 40

Life Experiences 42

Summary 47

Chapter 3 The Cultural Context of Leadership 51

What Is Diversity? 53

Values and Vision 57

Communication, Social, and Interpersonal Skills 64

Summary 68

Chapter 4 It Takes a Village 71

Leadership at Every Level 72

Team Building 73

Collaboration with Families 75

Advocacy 78

Summary 81

Chapter 5 Leadership Connections with Schools and Communities 85

Community Leadership and Social Action 87

Forming Collaborative Relationships with Community Organizations 90

Summary 99

Chapter 6 Empowerment, Followership, and Advocacy 103

Empowerment 104

Followership 109

Advocacy 113

Summary 116

Chapter 7 Nurturing Leadership in Children 119

Transference of Ability 121

Self-Sufficiency and Interdependence 122

Reflection 123

Values 123

Vision 124

Advocacy 125

Communication, Social, and Interpersonal Skills 125

Team Building 126

Empowerment 127

Followership 128

Summary 130

Index 135

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