• 240 Citations
1986 …2020
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Research Outputs 1986 2020

2019

Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment: a handbook for early childhood education

Ebrahim, H. (ed.), Waniganayake, M., Hannaway, D. (ed.) & Modaise, M., 1 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) Johannesburg: Pearsons Education.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

Enacting pedagogical leadership within small teams in early childhood settings in Finland: reflections on system-wide considerations

Waniganayake, M., Heikka, J. & Halttunen, L., 2019, Pedagogies for leading practice. Cheeseman, S. & Walker, R. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 147-164 18 p. (Thinking about pedagogy in early education).

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

Finland
childhood
leadership
teacher
education center

Find your tribe! Early childhood educators defining and identifying key factors that support their workplace wellbeing

Jones, C., Hadley, F., Waniganayake, M. & Johnstone, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Australasian journal of early childhood. 44, 4, p. 326-338 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Workplace
ethnic group
workplace
childhood
educator

Honoring family diversity: challenges of leading pedagogy in multi-ethnic societies- perspectives from South Africa

Ebrahim, H. & Waniganayake, M., 2019, Challenging the intersection of policy with pedagogy. Gibbs, L. & Gasper, M. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 140-154 14 p. (Thinking about pedagogy in early education).

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

childhood
society
nuclear family
policy implementation
empirical research

Insights on mentoring practices within the Early Childhood sector in Singapore

Wong, S-L., Hadley, F. & Waniganayake, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Mentoring, coaching and supervision in the early years. Gasper, M. & Walker, R. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 89-98

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Leadership in early education in times of change: research from five continents

Strehmel, P., Heikka, J. E., Hujala, E., Rodd, J. & Waniganayake, M., 2019, Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich. 306 p. (Research monograph (International Leadership Research Forum Early Education); no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

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., Dec 2019, In : Australasian journal of early childhood. 44, 4, p. 365-377 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

cultural identity
Caregivers
teacher
childhood
New South Wales

Practitioner and foster carer perceptions of the support needs of young parents in and exiting out-of-home care: a systematic review

Gill, A., Grace, R., Waniganayake, M. & Hadley, F., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Children and Youth Services Review. 108, p. 1-12 12 p., 104512.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Home Care Services
home care
Caregivers
parents
Parents
learning strategy
educator
learning
citizenship
childhood

Resisting neoliberalism: professionalisation of early childhood education and care

Moloney, M., Sims, M., Rothe, A., Beuttner, C., Sonter, L., Waniganayake, M., Opazo Perez, M. J., Calder, P. & Girlich, S., 2019, In : International Journal of Elementary Education. 8, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
early childhood education and care
professionalization
neoliberalism
childhood
profession

Shaped by policy: the positioning of mentoring within the early years sector in Singapore

Wong, S-L., Waniganayake, M. & Hadley, F., 2019, Challenging the intersection of policy with pedagogy. Gibbs, L. & Gasper, M. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 85-101 17 p. (Thinking about pedagogy in early childhood education).

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

mentoring
Singapore
childhood
early childhood education and care
career advancement

Teacher leadership repertoires in the context of early childhood education team meetings in Finland

Halttunen, L., Waniganayake, M. & Heikka, J. E., 2019, In : Journal of Early Childhood Education Research. 8, 1, p. 143-161 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Finland
childhood
leadership
teacher
education
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

Working as early childhood centre directors and deputies – perspectives from Australia, Finland and Norway

Halttunen, L., Sims, M., Waniganayake, M., Hadley, F., Hognestad, K. & Heikka, J. E., 2019, Leadership in early education in times of change: research from five continents. Strehmel, P., Heikka, J., Hujala, E., Rodd, J. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich, p. 231-252 22 p. (Research monograph (International Leadership Research Forum Early Education); no. 3).

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

Open Access
File
Finland
Norway
Early childhood
Content analysis
Questionnaire survey
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. (ed.) & Waniganayake, M. (ed.), 2016, 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Vic.: Oxford University Press. 344 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearch

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

Leading change: issues influencing the role of educational leaders in Australia

Waniganayake, M., 2015, In : Early Education Journal. Autumn, 77, p. 12-15 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

"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