The focus of this book is on different aspects of leadership and governess for learning in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, which serves children aged 1-5 years. Internationally, the discourse on the ECEC sector is interwoven with the discourse on early intervention, where ECEC is viewed as laying the foundation for lifelong learning, eliminating child poverty, and fostering social inclusion within an increasingly diverse population.
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Foreword, Jillian Rodd.
Part I: Introduction And Perspectives.
Introduction to the Book, Kjell-Age Gotvassli and Yngve Skjaeveland.
Children's Learning in Early Childhood Centers (ECCs), Ole Fredrik Lillemyr.
Part II: Governance.
Governing Children's Learning Processes Between Public Responsibility and Private Initiative - a Theoretical Perspective, Kjetil Borhaug.
Governing Children's Learning in Private Early Childhood Centers, Kjetil Borhaug.
Interpretation and Implementation of the National Curriculum: Leadership of Learning in Norwegian Early Childhood Centers, Yngve Skjaeveland.
Norwegian Early Childhood Teachers' Control over Children's Learning, Kjetil Borhaug.
Part III: Leadership.
Leadership in Early Childhood Centers, Kjell-Age Gotvassli.
Promoting Staff and Children's Learning: To Sides of the Same Coin? Kari Hoas Moen.
Stakeholder Expectations and Leadership for Children's Learning, Kari Hoas Moen.
Disagreement About View On Learning, Kari Hoas Moen and Kjell-Age Gotvassli.
Quality Reform in the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector in Norway, Berit Irene Vannebo and Kjell-Age Gotvassli.
Strategic leadership in the Early Childhood Center as a Learning Arena, Per Tore Granrusten.
The Dynamics of Pedagogical Leaders' Everyday Leadership, Marit Boe and Karin Hognestad.
The Development of the Early Childhood Center as a Learning Organization: The Function of Pedagogic Leadership, Kjell-Age Gotvassli.
About the Authors.