Special Issue "Leadership of/in Early Years—Primary Education Sector: An International Perspective"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 7863
The main focus of this special edition of the Education Science Journal is to share knowledge, understanding and practice about how different organisations globally develop the concept of leadership of/in the early years/early childhood—primary education sector. This gives authors the space to critically reflect on the important role that leadership plays in improving and sustaining quality in early years/childhood development. The leadership and management of the individual organization’s policy and context, as well as the challenges experienced by leaders, practitioners and teachers, are explored in depth in this special edition. Therefore, the purpose of the Special Issue is to create a forum for debate related to issues of policy, practice and theory, in order to help people to understand how different practices in different contexts may vary. Developing such an understanding enables a richness of insight that ultimately can be harnessed to serve the best interests of learners.
This special edition will usefully supplement existing literature in several ways. First, there is a collective wisdom of authors reflecting best practice in leadership of/in early years—primary education, located in their context: locally, nationally and internationally in ways rarely seen in the extant literature. Second, the articles in this journal reflect the lived experiences of practitioners at all levels of education, from headteachers/principals, CEOs of Early Childhood Centers, academics, policy makers, to classroom teachers leading early years—primary education practice. Hence, capturing and illuminating their authentic voices under one global roof is unique. Third, the methodological stance represented in each article is different, and rightly so, as the practice of the leadership of/in early years—primary education sector is so varied, apprehending and reflecting different styles of leadership. This is welcomed, as it further adds nuanced experiences and approaches informing research-evidenced articles. The collection of papers demands a reconceptualization of the leadership’s role, requiring a whole systems approach, looking inwardly and more outwardly focused and concerned with promoting alliances and trusting relationships with partners to promote mutual benefits, rather than solely being focused on the internal organization. This has significant implications for the development of policy, theory and practice of leadership of/in the early years—primary sector; elements of which are effectively transformed by this process.
Dr. Krishan Kumar Sood
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