• 310 Citations
1986 …2020

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Research Outputs

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

Early childhood leadership at the crossroads: Current concerns and future directions

Waniganayake, M., 2011, Global perspectives in early childhood education: diversity, challenges and possibilities. Veisson, M. (ed.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, p. 297-311 15 p. (Baltische Studien zur Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaft, 1434-8748; vol. 20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Early childhood professionals: Leading today and tomorrow

Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2004, In : Every Child. p. 3-3 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Early childhood professionals: Leading today and tomorrow

Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2003, Sydney: Elsevier. 256 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

10 Citations (Scopus)

Economic anxiety stiles play

Waniganayake, M., 1993, In : Directions in Education. p. 3-4 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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)

Educator responses to children with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender parents

Waniganayake, M. & Cloughessy, M., 2011, In : Reflections. Summer, 45, p. 14-16 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Emergence of child leadership through play in early childhood

Morda, R. & Waniganayake, M., 2010, Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts. Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, p. 103-118 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Empowering practitioners to critically examine their current practice

Raban, B., Nolan, A., Waniganayake, M., Ure, C., Deans, J. & Brown, R., 2005, In : Australian Research in Early Childhood Education. 12, 2, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Evaluating a strategic approach to professional development through guided reflection

Nolan, A., Raban, B. & Waniganayake, M., 2005, In : Reflective Practice. 6, 2, p. 221-229 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evaluation of the management of Prahran Child Care Centres

Parmenter, G., Rodd, J., Milikan, J. & Waniganayake, M., 1994, Melbourne: Prahran City Council.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Foreword

Waniganayake, M., 2008, Policy development in early childhood settings: from idea to evaluation. Gibbs, L. (ed.). Castle Hill, N.S.W.: Pademelon Press, p. iii-iv 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introduction

From playing with guns to playing with rice: The challenges of working with refugee children

Waniganayake, M., 2001, In : Childhood Education. 77, 5, p. 289-294 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Global perspectives in early childhood education: Diversity, challenges and possibilities

Veisson, M. (ed.), Hujala, E. (ed.), Smith, P. K. (ed.), Waniganayake, M. (ed.) & Kikas, E. (ed.), 2011, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 482 p. (Baltische Studien zur Erziehungs- und Sozialwissenschaft; no. 20)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology

Growth of leadership: With training, can anyone become a leader?

Waniganayake, M., 2001, International Leadership Conference at the University of Oulu. Oulu, Finland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Handbook on networking in early childhood

Waniganayake, M. & Nolan, A., 2005, Canberra, Australia: Department of Family & Community Services.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

Human rights in early childhood, Editorial

Waniganayake, M., 1986, In : Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 11, 3, p. 2 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

11 Citations (Scopus)
5 Citations (Scopus)

Insights on mentoring practices within the early childhood sector in Singapore

Wong, D., Waniganayake, M. & Hadley, F., 2020, Mentoring and coaching in early childhood education. Gasper, M. & Walker, R. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 89-98 10 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

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

Invited Preface to the book

Waniganayake, M., 2006, Leadership in Early Childhood. Crowsnest, NSW: Allen & Unwin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book

Issues in early childhood education in Finland

Waniganayake, M., 1999, In : AECA Victoria Branch Newsletter. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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/ReportBook

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)

Leadership in child care centers: Is it just another job?

Waniganayake, M., Morda, R. & Kapsalakis, A., 2000, In : Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 25, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leadership in early childhood in Australia: A national review

Waniganayake, M., 1998, Towards Understanding Leadership in Early Childhood Context. Cross-cultural perspectives. Hujala, E. & Puroila, A-M. (eds.). Finland: University of Oulu Press, p. 95-108 14 p.

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

Leadership perspective

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

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Leadership training: With training can anyone become a leader?

Waniganayake, M., 2002, Leadership in early childhood education: Cross-cultural perspectives. Finland: University of Oulu Press, p. 115-126 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

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

16 Citations (Scopus)

Leading the way: Quality assurance in early childhood in higher education

Waniganayake, M., De Witt, M., Ebrahim, H. & Samoff, R., 2005, South Africa: University of Pretoria.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

Learning through guided reflection: Understanding the meaning and importance of mentoring for todays early childhood practitioners

Waniganayake, M., Nolan, A. & Nassingas-barr, A., 2005, Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference. Australia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

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 journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)