• 300 Citations
1986 …2020

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2013

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 proceedingChapter

International benchmarking and early childhood policy reforms

Waniganayake, M., 2013, Early Educators, 21, December, p. 16-21 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

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 proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

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 proceedingChapter

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/Anthology

2014
Open Access

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 proceedingChapter

7 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)

Leadership perspective

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

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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 journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)
2015
11 Citations (Scopus)

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 proceedingChapter

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 proceedingChapter

11 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

Open Access
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207 Downloads (Pure)

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/Anthology

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/introduction

2016
Open Access

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 proceedingChapter

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 proceedingChapter

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 journalArticle

Open Access

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 journalArticle

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 proceedingChapter

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/Anthology

11 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalLetter

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 report

Open Access
File
285 Downloads (Pure)

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/ReportBook

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 journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

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 proceedingChapter

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 journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

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 and Francis, p. 230-247 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

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 report

Open Access
File
72 Downloads (Pure)

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 journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalArticle

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 journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)
2019

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

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

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

Open Access

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 proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

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 proceedingChapter

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/Anthology