You are to write an essay about leadership in early childhood education. It should have 3 parts:
What is leadership? This discussion of leadership should be based on the module content and the associated readings.
What is your leadership philosophy? This should be a discussion of your own philosophy that should reflect theory and your emerging ideas of leadership and how they apply to you as an ECEC professional. You may like to draw upon a variety of theories, subject content and personal experiences to develop this philosophy.
How will you enact that philosophy in an early childhood setting? You should include clear links to how you might espouse that philosophy in an early childhood setting, as an early childhood professional.
Note: This is an essay. It is expected that you will include a well-constructed introduction and conclusion, and well-formed, complete sentences and paragraphs. You can have headings for each section or link them together if you are confident to do so.
An essential part of leadership is the ability to articulate beliefs and information to others. This gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your emerging ideas of leadership and your own progress in developing as a leader.
In education and in early childhood education in particular, there is an increasing need to communicate effectively with a range of participants. This task is designed to afford you the opportunity to translate your leadership philosophy to others. This is designed to afford you the chance to articulate the theoretical and conceptual ideas discussed in the subject content.
This assessment addresses the following subject learning objectives:
-be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of leadership theories in educational contexts;
-be able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenging nature of leadership, particularly in terms of gender and the field of early childhood education and care;
-be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to apply a variety of administrative and leadership skills in educational contexts;
-be able to strategically apply leadership skills for making positive change for individuals, families and communities, in a diverse range of contexts;
-understand the enactment of leadership within classrooms, services/schools and communities;
This assessment will be marked according to the following criteria:
1.Discussion of leadership
2.Personal philosophy of leadership
3.Discussion of enacting your philosophy of leadership in the workplace
4.Academic writing, grammar and referencing