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Research Outputs 1986 2019

Abstract

Creating thinking professionals: teaching and learning about professional practice using interactive technology

Waniganayake, M., Wilks, S. & Linser, R., 2003.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Cross-cultural perspectives on teaching and learning with families as partners

Waniganayake, M., 2002.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Cross-cultural understandings about parent-professional partnerships in early childhood

Hujala, E., Einarsdottir, J., Waniganayake, M., Veisson, M., Gaspar, M. F. & Gardarsdottir, B., 2006.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Leadership for the new century: what do early childhood leaders do? Critical reflections from Australia and Finland

Waniganayake, M. & Hujala, E., 2001.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Leadership on-line: Application of a computer mediated role play simulation to promote critical thinking in early childhood

Waniganayake, M., Wilks, S. & Linser, R., 2003.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Promoting quality in early childhood settings

Raban, B., Waniganayake, M. & Ure, C., 2003.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Seeking policy solutions against bullying: How can school leadership make a difference?

Waniganayake, M., 2006.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Strengthening communities of practice: learnings from a cross-sectoral partnerships study

Waniganayake, M. & Nolan, A., 2006. 1 p.

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Article

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

A formative evaluation of current practice and future professional development in early childhood settings

Raban, B., Waniganayake, M., Nolan, A., Ure, C., Deans, J. & Brown, R., 2004, In : Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education. 11, 1, p. 17-24 8 p.

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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

Balancing Growth

Waniganayake, M., 1993, In : Directions in Education. p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Open Access
childhood
leadership
leader
education
bachelor

Celebrating Australian research in early childhood

Waniganayake, M., 1998, In : AECA Victoria Branch Newsletter. p. 4-4 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Child care and early education in Australia - the Longitudinal study of Australian children

Harrison, L. J., Ungerer, J. A., Smith, G. J., Zubrick, S. R., Wise, S., Press, F., Waniganayake, M. & LSAC Research Consortium, 2009, In : Social Policy Research Paper. 40, p. 1-207 207 p.

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Open Access

Clients or Employers?

Waniganayake, M., 1994, In : Directions in Education. p. 2-2 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

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

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

Describing quality assurance in practice: Developing a framework

Raban, B., Waniganayake, M., Deans, J., Brown, R., Ure, C. & Reynolds, B., 2003, In : Australian research in early childhood education. 10, 1, p. 56-67 12 p.

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Early childhood: Public cost or public investment

Waniganayake, M., 2002, In : Directions in Education. p. 3-3 1 p.

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Early childhood professionals: Leading today and tomorrow

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Economic anxiety stiles play

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

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

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.

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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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Professional Development
Early childhood
Self-assessment
Staff
Career Development
Workplace
ethnic group
workplace
childhood
educator

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

refugee
parents
immigrant
teacher

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

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

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

Issues in early childhood education in Finland

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

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

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.

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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

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

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

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
early childhood education and care
shortage
childhood
university
teacher

Multiple perspectives: acknowledging the virtue of complexity in measuring quality

Raban, B., Ure, C. & Waniganayake, M., 2003, In : Early Years. 23, 1, p. 67-77 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Child Development
childhood
Conflict (Psychology)

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

Perspectives of early childhood teachers on parent-teacher partnerships in five European countries

Hujala, E., Turja, L., Gaspar, M. F., Veisson, M. & Waniganayake, M., Mar 2009, In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 17, 1, p. 57-76 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

parents
childhood
teacher
Research
Parents

Political socialisation during early childhood

Waniganayake, M. & Donegan, B., 1999, In : Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 24, p. 34-41 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Home Care Services
home care
parents
parenthood
experience

Preschool Policy Changes

Waniganayake, M., 1994, In : Directions in Education. p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Preschools Reassessed

Waniganayake, M., 1994, In : Directions in Education. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

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

"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