Enacting pedagogical leadership within small teams in early childhood settings in Finland: Reflections on system-wide considerations

Manjula Waniganayake, Johanna Heikka, Leena Halttunen

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    Abstract

    This chapter provides a framework to explore the enactment of pedagogical leadership within Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres in Finland. In particular considering the relationship between Finnish national regulations, accountability and quality in early childhood environments, the authors will examine teacher leadership that nurtures children’s learning through shared pedagogical planning in weekly team meetings. The authors argue that pedagogical leadership can enhance children’s learning outcomes and that this is the core business of early childhood education and those who are employed as early childhood teachers. The chapter explores how multi-professional staff teams pursue pedagogical leadership in planning and explore how diverse stakeholders within ECE settings – including teachers, childcare nurses, children and parents, pursue collaboration for pedagogical advancement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPedagogies for leading practice
    EditorsSandra Cheeseman, Rosie Walker
    Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter10
    Pages147-164
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351266925
    ISBN (Print)9781138577398, 9781138577428
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameThinking about pedagogy in early education

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