Leadership and advocacy go hand in hand in Early Childhood Education and Care. Throughout this discussion try and acknowledge both aspects:
Do you think it is possible to have a team of collaborative educators sharing leadership equally toward a common goal? What would that look like? Feel like? Sound like?
Advocacy: Given all the readings and video links offered this week, please briefly comment if advocacy is appropriate in ECEC? If so, when is it appropriate and who would be the advocates? Ensure you include examples.
Complete the following readings. Unlinked readings are available from the Library Online Course Reserves link in the Course Menu.
· Berger, I. (2013).
Early childhood education in Canada: Are we in motion or are we stepping forward? (Links to an external site.)
Canadian Children, 38(1),54-55.
· Langford, R., Prentices, S., Albanese, P., Summers, B., Messina Goertzen, B., & Richardson, B. (2013). Professionalization as an advocacy strategy: A content analysis of Canadian child care social movement organizations’ 2008 discursive resources. Early Years: An International Research Journal, 33(3), 302-317.
https://doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2013.789489 (Links to an external site.)
Watch the following video.
· Planetary Messages are children’s thoughts, questions, dialogues on the world, on the planet. Promoted by the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre in Reggio Emilia, watch them here:
https://vimeo.com/394903249 (Links to an external site.)