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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

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
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

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

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
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

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
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

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
2014
Open Access
childhood
leadership
leader
education
bachelor

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

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

Scaffolding leadership for learning in school education: Insights from a factor analysis of research conducted in Australian independent schools

Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & Gibson, I. W., 2014, In : Educational Management Administration and Leadership. 42, 4, p. 474-490 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

school education
factor analysis
leadership
school
learning
2013

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

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
2011

Being and becoming leaders

Waniganayake, M. & Semann, A., 2011, In : Rattler. Summer, 100, p. 22-24 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

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 journalArticleResearch

Open Access
2010

Courageous acts

Semann, A. & Waniganayake, M., 2010, In : Rattler. 93, Autumn, p. 25-26 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Courage
Early childhood
Activists
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
2005

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
2004

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

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

2003

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

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)
2002

Early childhood: Public cost or public investment

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

2001

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

Transient times and nurturing the pride of the profession

Waniganayake, M., 2001, In : Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 26, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2000

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1999

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

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

1998

Celebrating Australian research in early childhood

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

The education and development of early childhood professionals in Australia

Fleer, M. & Waniganayake, M., 1998, In : Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 19, p. 3-13 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review