Leadership, Advocacy and Administration in EC Settings

Course code EDUC4025Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course provides students with an introduction to leadership, management and administration in the early childhood context. Through an investigation of historical and contemporary issues, in consideration of social, cultural, political and industrial perspectives, the course prepares students to explore and understand leadership issues in early childhood, to reflect on education policy and practices, and the ways in which early childhood professionals might contribute to, and shape social directions.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
- Demonstrate an analytical engagement with the literature of the field on leadership in early childhood;
- Articulate a well founded position on the contemporary leadership role in early childhood taking into account the social, cultural, political and industrial contexts;
- Apply their knowledge and understanding of leadership concepts to critically examine leadership and management practices.
ContentLeadership, management and administration
Organisational behaviour
Leadership in early childhood
Leadership as advocacy
Communication and decision making
Leading and managing staff
Leading and managing change
Accreditation, licensing and regulations
Policy analysis, development and implementation
Marketing and public relations
Fiscal management
Replacing Course(s)EDUC4001 Managing Early Childhood Services
EDST3500 Leadership, Communication and Change Management
TransitionNot Applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot Applicable
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor written assignment = 30%, Articulating a personal stance on leadership in early childhood grounded in wide reading.
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor written assignment = 30%, Analysing leadership and management practices
Other: (please specify)Discussion Board Contribution:

Major written assignment = 40%, Critical engagement with educational leadership literature.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4025