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Research Outputs 1986 2019

2013

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

Quality Area 4: staffing arrangements

Waniganayake, M., Palkhiwala, S. & Colmer, K., 2012, The National Quality Standard: towards continuous improvement, a practical guide for students and professionals. Raban, B. (ed.). Albert Park, Victoria: Teaching Solutions, p. 39-43 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Quality Area 7: leadership and service management

Waniganayake, M., Colmer, K. & Palkhiwala, S., 2012, The National Quality Standard: towards continuous improvement. Raban, B. (ed.). Albert Park, Victoria: Teaching Solutions, p. 59-69 11 p.

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

2011

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

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/AnthologyResearch

Obituary: Margaret Clyde (1939-2011)

Waniganayake, M., 2011, In : Every child. 17, 3, p. 17-17 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearch

Early childhood
Elders
Farewell

Pedagogical leadership from a distributed perspective within the context of early childhood education

Heikka, J. & Waniganayake, M., 1 Dec 2011, In : International Journal of Leadership in Education. 14, 4, p. 499-512 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearchpeer-review

2010

Childhood in a global perspective

Waniganayake, M., Sep 2010, In : Journal of Sociology. 46, 3, p. 340-342 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition reviewResearch

Combating bullying behaviour through leadership in a caring community

Waniganayake, M., 2010, Breaking the silence: bullying in Singapore. Ng, E. & Rigby, K. (eds.). Singapore: Armour Publishing, p. 227-243 17 p.

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

Developing inclusive relationships among early childhood staff

Chan, M., Chng, A., Wong, D. & Waniganayake, M., 2010, In : Every child. 16, 1, p. 24-25 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearch

childhood
staff
workplace
learning
experience

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 proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

childhood
leadership
peer group
intelligence
methodology

Perspectives on play in a changing world

Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2010, Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts. Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, p. 5-25 21 p.

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

Early childhood
Educators
Theorists
Children's Play
Reader

Play: some concluding reflections

Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2010, Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts. Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, p. 288-293 6 p.

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

Curriculum

Promoting intercultural competence through technology-based play

Struppert, A., Guo, Q. & Waniganayake, M., 2010, Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts. Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (eds.). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, p. 270-287 18 p.

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

childhood
Teaching
learning
2009

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
early childhood education and care
shortage
childhood
university
teacher

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
2008

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/introductionResearch

Open Access
funding
participation
2007

Building capacity: strategic professional development for early childhood practitioners

Raban, B., Nolan, A., Waniganayake, M., Ure, C., Brown, R. & Deans, J., 2007, South Melbourne, Vic.: Thomson.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

CD-ROM
childhood
self-assessment
profession
career

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

Waniganayake, M., Wilks, S. & Linser, R., 2007, Handbook of teacher education. Townsend, T. & Bates, R. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 675-689 15 p.

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

2006

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

Early childhood professionals: leading today and tomorrow

Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M., 2006, Marrickville, NSW: MacLennan & Petty.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

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 bookResearch

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.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Strengthening Cross-Sector Partnerships: Establishing a Professional Partnerships Network

Waniganayake, M. & Nolan, A., 2006, Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference. Australia

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

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Handbook on networking in early childhood

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

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

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/ReportBookResearch

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 contributionResearch

Message De L'Editeur

Edgecombe, G., Nyland, B., Kennedy, A., Waniganayake, M., Jackson, P., Burke, R., Finette, R., Harper, S. & Ebbeck, F., 2005, In : International Journal of Early Childhood. 37, 2, p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

2004

A Different Lunch: Role-play Simulations in the preparation of early childhood leaders

Linser, R., Waniganayake, M. & Wilks, S., 2004, International Association of Science & Technology for Development Conference on Web-based Education. Australia

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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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

Raban, B., Waniganayake, M., Nolan, A., Deans, J., Brown, R. & Ure, C., 2004, Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference. Australia

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

"Beliefs and understandings: Early Childhood undergraduate students responses to the assumptions underpinning the development of the Victorian Curriculum Framework

Raban, B., Margetts, K. & Waniganayake, M., 2004, Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Conference. Australia

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

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

Managing change through guided reflection: How can mentoring assist early childhood educators

Waniganayake, M., Nolan, A. & Barr, A., 2004, Conference Of Education Management Association Of South Africa. Australia

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

2003

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

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

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Creating thinking professionals: Computer mediated learning in the preparation of early childhood leaders

Waniganayake, M., Wilks, S. & Linser, R., 2003, ICT Learning Symposium: Education, New Technologies & Learning in New Environments: Local And Global Challenges, Proceedings. Wisconsin, USA: University of Wisconsin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review