• 226 Citations
1986 …2020
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Research Outputs 1986 2019

Workplace
ethnic group
workplace
childhood
educator

Lesbian parents’ perceptions of children’s picture books featuring same-sex parented families

Cloughessy, K. & Waniganayake, M., 3 Apr 2019, In : Early Years. 39, 2, p. 118-131 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parenting
parents
Parents
childhood
Decision Making

Maintaining culture and supporting cultural identity in foster care placements

Waniganayake, M., Hadley, F., Johnson, M., Mortimer, P., McMahon, T. & Karatasas, K., 11 Nov 2019, In : Australasian journal of early childhood. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

cultural identity
Caregivers
teacher
childhood
New South Wales
Home Care Services
home care
parents
parenthood
experience
parents
Parents
childhood
Parenting
experience

What makes good even better? Excellent EC leadership

Sims, M., Waniganayake, M. & Hadley, F., 2019, In : International Journal of Educational Management. 33, 4, p. 573-586 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

childhood
leadership
leader
staff
Early childhood
2018

An exploratory study of gender and male teachers in early childhood education and care centres in China

Xu, Y. & Waniganayake, M., 2018, In : Compare. 48, 4, p. 518-534 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

early childhood education and care
China
gender
teacher
childhood

Becoming critically reflective about early childhood education: Australian educational leaders effecting change as street-level bureaucrats

Waniganayake, M. & Sims, M., 2018, Handbook of international perspectives on early childhood education. Roopnarine, J. L., Johnson, J. E., Flannery Quinn, S. & Patte, M. (eds.). New York, N.Y: Taylor & Francis, p. 230-247 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

childhood
leader
education
market
quality assurance

Child protection and abuse prevention in Out of School Hours Care: working with educators, coordinators, managers and executive officers

Hadley, F., Waniganayake, M., Mevawalla, Z., Blythin, S. & Beauchamp, D., 2018, North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie University. 98 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearchpeer-review

child protection
agglomeration area
abuse
educator
manager

Educational leadership: an evolving role in Australian early childhood settings

Sims, M., Waniganayake, M. & Hadley, F., 1 Nov 2018, In : Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 46, 6, p. 960-979 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

childhood
leadership
leader
bureaucracy
reform policy

Merit selection: the state of the art in NSWDE schools

Steed, K., De Nobile, J. & Waniganayake, M., Jul 2018, In : Leading and managing. 24, 1, p. 73-85 13 p., 6.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

school
leader
disposition
leadership
cadre

Perceptions of early childhood education professionals on teacher leadership in Finland

Heikka, J., Halttunen, L. & Waniganayake, M., 2018, In : Early Child Development and Care. 188, 2, p. 143-156 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Professional Education
Finland
Education
Teaching
Focus Groups
parents
childhood
sexuality
educator
provocation
2017

Cultural matching in out of home care: maintaining and supporting cultural identity among children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in foster care

Waniganayake, M., Hadley, F., Johnson, M., Hayden, J., De Gioia, K., McMahon, T., Karatasas, K. & Mortimer, P., May 2017, Sydney, Australia: Macquarie University. 45 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
File
cultural identity
home care
language
stakeholder

Leadership: contexts and complexities in early childhood education

Waniganayake, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F. & Shepherd, W., 2017, 2nd ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 338 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

Qualitative shadowing as a research methodology for exploring early childhood leadership in practice

Bøe, M., Hognestad, K. & Waniganayake, M., 2017, In : Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 45, 4, p. 605-620 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

childhood
leadership
methodology
video
interview

Teachers’ roles in building girls’ leadership identity

Waniganayake, M., Archard, N. & Morda, R., 2017, Health and wellbeing in childhood. Garvis, S. & Pendergast, D. (eds.). 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, p. 349-361 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

2016

Advancing leadership capacity: preparation of early childhood leaders in Australia through a coursework masters degree

Waniganayake, M. & Stipanovic, S., 2016, In : Journal of Early Childhood Education Research. 5, 2, p. 268-288 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
childhood
leadership
leader
post-graduate studies
obligation

Being and becoming leaders through play in early childhood

Morda, R. & Waniganayake, M., 2016, Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts. Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press, p. 117-133 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Building intercultural connections through technology-based play

Guo, Q. & Waniganayake, M., 2016, Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts. Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press, p. 285-301 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Investigating teacher leadership in ECE centres in Finland

Heikka, J., Halttunen, L. & Waniganayake, M., 2016, In : Journal of Early Childhood Education Research. 5, 2, p. 289-309 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
education center
Finland
childhood
leadership
teacher

Leading with intent: cultivating community conversation to create shared understanding

Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & De Nobile, J. J., 1 Oct 2016, In : School Effectiveness and School Improvement. 27, 4, p. 580-593 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

conversation
school
community
leader
teaching practice

Perspectives on play in a changing world

Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2016, Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts. Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press, p. 3-23 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts

Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2016, 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. 344 p.

Research output: Book/ReportTextbookResearch

childhood
learning
education
learning theory
government policy

Professional learning and development-for you and your organisation

Waniganayake, M. & Hadley, F., 2016, In : Every child. 22, 1, p. 4-5 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearch

learning
educator
decision making
experience
2015

Contemporary practice in professional learning and development of early childhood educators in Australia: reflections on what works and why

Hadley, F., Waniganayake, M. & Shepherd, W., 15 Mar 2015, In : Professional Development in Education. 41, 2, p. 187-202 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

childhood
educator
learning
workplace
profession

Early childhood landscape in Australia and reflective comments on Finland and Norway

Waniganayake, M. & Gibbs, L., 2015, Thinking and learning about leadership: early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway. Waniganayake, M., Rodd, J. & Gibbs, L. (eds.). Marrickville, NSW: Community Child Care Co-operative, p. 26-31 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Exposing and exploring the potential for greater connections between early childhood and school education

Marsh, S. & Waniganayake, M., 2015, Thinking and learning about leadership: early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway. Waniganayake, M., Rodd, J. & Gibbs, L. (eds.). Marrickville, NSW: Community Child Care Co-operative, p. 64-79 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Implementing curriculum reform: insights into how Australian early childhood directors view professional development and learning

Colmer, K., Waniganayake, M. & Field, L., 15 Mar 2015, In : Professional Development in Education. 41, 2, p. 203-221 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

director
childhood
curriculum
reform
learning

"Raised Eyebrows": Working with Lesbian-Parented Families - Experiences of Childcare Centre Directors in Australia

Cloughessy, K. & Waniganayake, M., 1 Sep 2015, In : Children and Society. 29, 5, p. 377-387 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Eyebrows
Parenting
director
sexuality
Sexuality

The performance of compliance in early childhood: neoliberalism and nice ladies

Sims, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2015, In : Global studies of childhood. 5, 3, p. 333-345 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

neoliberalism
childhood
performance
quality assurance
profession

The role of staff in quality improvement in early childhood

Sims, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2015, In : Journal of Education and Training Studies. 3, 5, p. 187-194 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
childhood
staff
qualification
political direction
international recognition

Thinking and learning about leadership: early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway

Waniganayake, M. (ed.), Rodd, J. (ed.) & Gibbs, L. (ed.), 2015, Marrickville, NSW: Community Child Care Co-operative. 280 p. (International Leadership Research Forum research monograph; no. 2)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

Thinking and learning about leadership in early childhood: an orientation

Rodd, J., Waniganayake, M. & Gibbs, L., 2015, Thinking and learning about leadership: early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway. Waniganayake, M., Rodd, J. & Gibbs, L. (eds.). Marrickville, NSW: Community Child Care Co-operative, p. 17-23 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionResearchpeer-review

2014
Open Access
childhood
leadership
leader
education
bachelor

Developing girls' leadership identity

Archard, N., Morda, R. & Waniganayake, M., 2014, Health and wellbeing in childhood. Garvis, S. & Pendergast, D. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 319-330 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Transgender Persons
Parents
Research
Education
Sexual Minorities

Improving learning in schools: The overarching influence of presence on the capacity of authoritative leaders

Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & De Nobile, J., 2 Jan 2014, In : International Journal of Leadership in Education. 17, 1, p. 23-39 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

leadership
leader
school
learning
learning culture

Leadership perspective

Waniganayake, M., McFarlane, A., Velez, A. & Zhang, Y., 2014, In : Rattler. 110, p. 24-25 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearch

leadership
joint venture
child care
Finland
Norway

Leading professional learning in early childhood centres: Who are the educational leaders?

Colmer, K., Waniganayake, M. & Field, L., 1 Dec 2014, In : Australasian journal of early childhood. 39, 4, p. 103-113 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

childhood
Learning
leader
learning
director

Scaffolding leadership for learning in school education: Insights from a factor analysis of research conducted in Australian independent schools

Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & Gibson, I. W., 2014, In : Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 42, 4, p. 474-490 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

school education
factor analysis
leadership
school
learning
2013

Contextualizing Distributed Leadership Within Early Childhood Education: Current Understandings, Research Evidence and future Challenges

Heikka, J., Waniganayake, M. & Hujala, E., Jan 2013, In : Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 41, 1, p. 30-44 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

childhood
leadership
evidence
education
Education

Cross-national contexts of early childhood leadership

Hujala, E., Waniganayake, M. & Rodd, J., 2013, Researching leadership in early childhood education. Hujala, E., Waniganayake, M. & Rodd, J. (eds.). Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press, p. 13-30 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Leadership careers in early childhood: finding your way through chaos and serendipity into strategic planning

Waniganayake, M., 2013, Researching leadership in early childhood education. Hujala, E., Waniganayake, M. & Rodd, J. (eds.). Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press, p. 61-78 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Leadership for Learning as an intentional, community-wide activity: The importance of developing a shared language in schools

Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & De Nobile, J., 2013, In : School Leadership and Management. 33, 4, p. 395-411 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

leadership
language
school
learning
community

Mentoring as a leadership development strategy in early childhood education

Wong, D. & Waniganayake, M., 2013, Researching leadership in early childhood education. Hujala, E., Waniganayake, M. & Rodd, J. (eds.). Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press, p. 163-179 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Researching leadership in early childhood education

Hujala, E. (ed.), Waniganayake, M. (ed.) & Rodd, J. (ed.), 2013, Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press. 273 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

childhood
leadership
early childhood education and care
education
Finland
2012

Leadership: contexts and complexities in early childhood education

Waniganayake, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F. & Shepherd, W., 2012, South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 284 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

childhood
leadership
education
research and development
workplace