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Managing People and Teams in the Early Years Sector

Managing People and Teams in the Early Years Sector Author Chris Ashman
ISBN-10 9781317381563
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 114
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Aiming to make Early Years management ideas easy to grasp, this series breaks down the jargon and provides accessible practical advice. As the role of a manager in Early Years becomes ever more complex and demanding, leaders must try to adapt and respond to the different pressures that constantly bombard them. Managing People and Teams in the Early Years Sector: An activity-based book helps managers and aspiring managers to explore a range of ideas and approaches to aid continued development in management skills and leadership and combat those pressures. Chris Ashman and Sue Stoodly challenge readers to develop their own views whilst learning about management theory and practice alongside the 2015 Ofsted Common Inspection and Leadership & Management frameworks. Combining clear explanations of management and leadership theories with practical guidance on every aspect of managing people from support and appraisal to safer recruitment and induction, the book features: Scenarios for reflective practice Activities to stimulate thinking and help you apply the ideas to your own experience Figures and diagrams to exemplify key points, ‘Management Health Warnings’ to highlight key messages This fully updated second edition is essential reading for those new to management or looking to develop their career into a managerial role and students working towards level 3 qualifications or a Foundation Degree.



Managing Early Years Settings

Managing Early Years Settings Author Alison Robins
ISBN-10 9781446205617
Release 2008-11-13
Pages 176
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'This book is a very useful resource for setting leaders undertaking advanced study, such as Early Years Professional Status and the National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership...[I]t is also an interesting and up-to-date reference tool for qualified managers and leaders of early years settings, large and small, in all sectors' - Early Years Update 'Through discussion points and case studies, the authors explore the key skills and techniques necessary to effectively lead and manage an early years setting - Nursery Education Plus, as part of their 'Ten of the Best early years professional books' feature. `This book will make a relevant and helpful contribution in enabling practitioners to explore and understand the different ways in which they can lead and manage across a diverse range of settings and at different levels. Through helpful discussion points and case studies, the book will encourage practitioners to consider both theory and practice, including value based practice and the skills required for working within a new multi-disciplinary environment. A welcome and accessible text for early years practitioners facing the challenges and demands of this new agenda' - Professor Linda Miller, Professor of Early Years, The Open University Firmly grounded in practice, this book puts children and families at the centre of good early years leadership. There is now considerable emphasis on leadership skills in this sector, as the workforce becomes increasingly professionalized. The following are considered: - changes and developments within the early years sector - the impact of good leadership on children and their families - effective practice in a variety of settings, including Children's Centres - value-based leadership, and inspirational leadership - meeting the challenges - managing change - inter-agency and multi-disciplinary working - working with families and parent groups. Useful features such as Activities for Continuing Professional Development, Questions for Reflection and Pictures of Practice appear throughout the book. Those studying for Foundation Degrees, leaders undertaking the National Professional Qualification for Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL), those undertaking the management modules for Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) and anyone studying Childhood and Early Childhood will find this book an invaluable aid.



Leading and Managing in the Early Years

Leading and Managing in the Early Years Author Carol Aubrey
ISBN-10 1446259854
Release 2011-05-16
Pages 240
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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! '...a major contribution to the limited literature and research on leadership in childhood education.' - Professor Tony Bush, Editor of Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. 'This important book focuses clearly on evidence, describing the realities of leading and managing settings in times of rapid policy changes. Carol Aubrey manages to combine theory, research and practice in a book that will be invaluable to a new generation of early years professionals.' - Angela Anning, Emeritus Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Leeds, UK '..skilfully draws on sound empirical research to present a grounded theory model for leadership in early years education. ....of interest to researchers, students and practitioners internationally.' - Professor Nithi Muthukrishna, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa This Second Edition of Leading and Managing in the Early Years explores and integrates leadership and management practice with a real understanding of early years settings. Revised and updated, this new edition includes: - Two new chapters on private day care and reflective practice and action research - Further coverage of reflective practice and reflective leadership skills - More on EYPS as well as integrated centre leadership - Practical suggestions for working with resistant groups and individuals. Carol Aubrey investigates different concepts and characteristics of Early Childhood (EC) leadership as well as the roles and responsibilities of EC leaders. She also explores the types of leadership programmes or development which are needed to maximise the effectiveness of EC leaders. This book is essential reading for students in Early Childhood courses, Early Years Practitioners and local authority employees involved with the integrated centres initiative. Carol Aubrey is Professor of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Warwick.



Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Sweden 2013

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care  Sweden 2013 Author Taguma Miho
ISBN-10 9789264176744
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 59
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This book focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care in Sweden.



People and Self Management

People and Self Management Author Sally Palmer
ISBN-10 9781136374340
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 256
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People and Self Management leads the reader through all the skills needed for today's supervisor/team leader, including: * how to assess and improve your workplace performance; * the essential skills of effective self management; * the management of change. The Team Leader Development Series is an essential tool towards gaining the Supervisory Management Award. Consisting of four practical and interactive textbooks, this series will be invaluable not only to students, but also as a guide individuals and organisations seeking to improve their business performance at the first level of management. Key learning features: * Learning Objectives to enable the reader to assess the knowledge gained throughout the series. * Activities to put the learning into practice. * Case studies - 'true-life' scenarios! * Workbased Assignments which will provide evidence for S/NVQ portfolios. * Language is straightforward and direct, contextualised to relate to team leaders and supervisory managers working in a wide range of industry sectors. * Influential protagonists in the field will be alluded to as appropriate to support the learning. * Action plan to take the learning forward.



Developing as a Reflective Early Years Professional

Developing as a Reflective Early Years Professional Author Carol Hayes
ISBN-10 9781909682245
Release 2014-06-10
Pages 224
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An up to date and accessible text that takes a critical approach to key themes within the early years, with a focus on reflective practice. The early years sector is subject to constant government scrutiny and policy review. Sound reflective skills can empower practitioners at all levels and the sector as a whole to respond confidently to change. In addition, the introduction of the new Early Years Foundation Stage has enshrined within it the concept of reflective practice and the new Ofsted inspection schedule highlights the importance of self-evaluation and of being part of a reflective team. The text examines theories and research into the nature of reflective practice, how it can be used and how it can improve practice and produce a more responsive and thoughtful, research-based workforce for young children and their families. A range of themes, including global childhood poverty, observation and assessment, leadership, and multi-professional working, are then explored, highlighting the importance and application of reflection throughout these areas of research and practice.



Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Petra Kern
ISBN-10 9780857004857
Release 2012-09-15
Pages 304
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This comprehensive book includes an overview of recent developments in ASD and effective music therapy interventions based on ASD-specific approaches, instructional strategies and techniques for use in children's natural environments. Therapists wishing to conduct family-centered practice and to support parents integrate music into home routines will find a wealth of information, together with insights from music therapists who are parents of children with ASD. The book also looks at collaboration and consultation with interdisciplinary team members, including early childhood educators, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists. Case scenarios, examples, checklists, charts, tip sheets, music scores, and online resources make this book accessible for everyone. Throughout the book's sixteen chapters, renowned experts share knowledge and practical applications that will give music therapists, students, professionals, educators, families and anyone interested in working with young children with ASD, a detailed understanding of the implementation and range of music therapy practices that can benefit these children and their families.



Managing in a Time of Great Change

Managing in a Time of Great Change Author Peter Ferdinand Drucker
ISBN-10 9780750637145
Release 1997
Pages 317
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'It is not so very difficult to predict the future. It is only pointless...what is always far more important are fundamental changes that happened though no one predicted them or could possible have predicted them.' (quote taken from this book) It is these unpredictable and irreversible changes from the past, and their effect on the role of the executive which Peter Drucker examines in his latest book. The management of change is a subject which has been, undoubtedly, the principal preoccupation of management thinkers in the 1990s. Peter Drucker, the guru's guru, brings together a group of his own original essays and interviews on this vitally important topic. As ever, he provides invaluable food for thought for all executives and students of business and management. A collection of original essays and interviews Written by one of the world's leading management gurus Bestseller in hardback



Managing Teacher Workload

Managing Teacher Workload Author Sara Bubb
ISBN-10 9781847877789
Release 2004-09-08
Pages 144
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`Aimed primarily at school managers and teachers (but generally relevant to others in the education and training sectors), Managing Teacher Workload is very well written, and very comprehensive. It provides a good mix of hard fact (even to relevant UK recommendations and legislation); references to books and other writings and to websites; activities; and examples and anecdotes. All that makes the book quite easy to work with and to read' - British Journal of Educational Technology 'Helping Teachers Develop is a positive, uplifting, encouraging publication ... It is the sort of publication we need in the profession and it is well worth being part of every head teacher or staff development tutor's collection of really useful books. I have to confess, even before I had finished reading it for review I was using Helping Teachers Develop with my trainee teachers' - Peter Stammers, in the Journal of In-service Education `For anyone interested in or with some responsibility for workload and wellbeing, this book is essential reading. It is concise , clearly written and well written and well laid out to support busy people gaining the information they need' - National School Improvement Network News `This book serves as a valuable resource for new and seasoned teachers to assist in self-reflective practices to help cope with stressors. Teachers willing to engage in these self-reflective exercises will find Managing Teacher Workload: Work-Life Balance and Wellbeing a valuable resource in discovering teaching as a fulfilling and satisfying profession' - Cristy A Jefson, Ph.D., CHES, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA, Journal of In-Service Education '...their strategies are useful, thoroughly researched and written in readable, unfussy language. In short, they have produced something that could go some way towards rousing teachers from the bad dream' - The Times Educational Supplement `This book deserves to be the standard introduction to teachers' abilities to achieve a work-life balance. It reflects the challenges and the changes facing teachers, dealing effectively with both the big picture and the fine details that matter most' - Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) Do you feel overworked and wish there were more hours in the day? Do you know how long you spend working and if that time is effectively spent? By showing you what you can do to assess, manage and reduce the time you spend on school work this book will help you achieve a better work-life balance. There's a self-audit toolkit at the heart of the book that allows you to examine how long you are working, what you are spending most time on, whether the quality of your teaching is improving and whether you are working effectively. The book includes: · a clear explanation of workload issues · a copy of the Teacher's Worktime Self-Audit Toolkit so you can see how you're doing · examples of how different teachers and schools have made changes to improve things · practical tips on how to reduce time spent on planning, marking, display and in meetings · advice on time management · guidance on how to make the best use of support staff · ideas for managing organizational change successfully. The book will be an invaluable help to all those who are concerned about the size of their workload and want to do something to reduce it and provides a way forward for negotiating changes with your line manager. Sara Bubb is a lecturer, consultant and Times Educational Supplement columnist. Peter Earley is an expert in educational leadership. Both work at the Institute of Education, University of London.



The Ten Management Peps

The Ten Management Peps Author Nigel Jeremy
ISBN-10 1467017396
Release 2006-10-04
Pages 140
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Unless you work for NASA or the European Space Agency, becoming a GREAT people manager is not the rocket science we sometimes pretend it to be. The Ten Management PEPs blows away the mystery of management by exposing a number of simple but remarkably effective discoveries about what it really takes to be a great people manager. Taken from discussions with thousands of managers across wide ranging sectors of business spanning two decades, these discoveries have now been translated into ten simple Plain English Principles (PEPs) which will be amazingly useful for ANYONE who is responsible for managing others, from the first time manager to even the CEO! Management is no different to many things in life get the basics right and success, if not inevitable, becomes so much easier to attain Packed full of really practical hints and tips, the book shows how great people managers follow these simple principles consistently, continuously and in a way that allows them to be true to themselves. It shows how you can do it your own way whilst taking into account the needs of the people who work for you. It describes how you can meet your management responsibilities in a way that still allows you to have a rich and fulfilling home life. The conversational style of the author delivers a fast and compelling read where you are transported into. ..a management world where simplicity is king - and hugely effective !



Occupational Therapies without Borders Volume 2 E Book

Occupational Therapies without Borders   Volume 2 E Book Author Frank Kronenberg
ISBN-10 9780702049118
Release 2011-10-24
Pages 432
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The companion text to Occupational Therapy without Borders - Volume 1: learning from the spirit of survivors! In this landmark text writers from around the world discuss a plurality of occupation-based approaches that explicitly acknowledge the full potential of the art and science of occupational therapy. The profession is presented as a political possibilities-based practice, concerned with what matters most to people in real life contexts, generating practice-based evidence to complement evidence-based practice. As these writers demonstrate, occupational therapies are far more than, as some critical views have suggested, a monoculture of practice rooted in Western modernity. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu captures the ethos of this book, which essentially calls for engagements in the service of a purpose that is larger than the advancement of our profession's interests: "Your particular approach to advancing our wellbeing and health strikes me as both unique and easily taken for granted. Whilst you value and work with medical understandings, your main aim seems to go beyond these. You seem to enable people to appreciate more consciously how what we do to and with ourselves and others on a daily basis impacts on our individual and collective wellbeing. As occupational therapists you have a significant contribution to make [.] allowing people from all walks of life to contribute meaningfully to the wellbeing of others." Links philosophy with practical examples of engaging people in ordinary occupations of daily life as a means of enabling them to transform their own lives Includes contributions from worldwide leaders in occupational therapy research and practice Describes concrete initiatives in under-served and neglected populations Looks at social and political mechanisms that influence people’s access to useful and meaningful occupation Chapters increase diversity of contributions – geographically, culturally and politically Emphasis on practice, education and research maintains academic credibility A glossary and practical examples in nearly every chapter make text more accessible to students



Facilities Management

Facilities Management Author Peter Barrett
ISBN-10 9781405147590
Release 2009-02-18
Pages 304
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Facilities Management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Facilities Management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Facilities Management book for free.



Operations Management

Operations Management Author Peter Jones
ISBN-10 9780199593583
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 463
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An integrated media and text solution which clearly demonstrates the relevance of operations to everyday business activities, through extensive use of text and running video case studies from companies such as Ikea, Domino's, EasyJet, and Ticketmaster. A truly engaging package for those with little knowledge or experience in operations management.



PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Third Edition

PgMP   Exam Practice Test and Study Guide  Third Edition Author Ginger Levin
ISBN-10 9781466554177
Release 2012-03-09
Pages 432
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Are you prepared to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) exam the first time around? With the help of the PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition, you can be! Based on recent revisions to PMI®'s examination content outline, which serves as the basis for the exam along with PMI®’s Standard for Program Management (2008), this book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available to help you prepare for the exam. Updated with new and changed terminology, this edition incorporates the concepts from the five performance domains. It has also refashioned the questions from some being definition-based to all being scenario-based. The book features practical study hints, a list of major topics covered on the exam, and a bibliographic reference for further study. The two challenging, 170-question practice tests included in the book and on the book’s Web site simulate the PMI® exam and will allow you to retake the practice tests as many times as you would like. Supplying an insider's look at the questions, phrases, terminology, and sentence construction you will encounter on the actual exam, this indispensable study tool was created to help you pass the exam and become PgMP® certified. Watch co-author Ginger Levin discuss how the PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition can help you pass the PgMP® exam, the first time around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONJCKM1hKAg&feature=youtu.be



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888533
Release 2003
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Subject Guide to Books in Print has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Subject Guide to Books in Print also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Subject Guide to Books in Print book for free.



A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics E Book

A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics   E Book Author Sandra Johnson
ISBN-10 9780729580892
Release 2012-10-31
Pages 320
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This handbook offers a succinct study of Childhood Development Paediatrics with practical applications for helping the child and family through all areas of the developmental process. The book covers diverse topics like developmental delay, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorders, autism, Asperger syndrome, behaviour difficulties, language disorders, school refusal, bullying, emotional difficulties, neurological impairments that affect development (examples being cerebral palsy and brain injury) and motor coordination problems. It also offers online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect. The cases are followed by questions to test the acquired knowledge of the student on these topics. This practical guide to child development is ideal for trainee paediatricians, registrars, paediatricians and general practitioners. Deals with developmental issues unlike comprehensive paediatric or child psychiatry texts Concise text providing practical tips Clinically and practically orientated (e.g. history, physical examination, assessment techniques) Comparison of normal and abnormal/normal development Definitions (Chapters.8,11,12) to clarify terms Several chapters (e.g. Chapters 8,9,10) inform about special problems/illnesses, which are increasing in incidence Online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect are available on Student Consult. Combines physical and psychological problems in the development of children, which might be already present at birth (Cerebral Palsy) or which might be apparent later in life (Chapter 8)



The Europa World Year Book

The Europa World Year Book Author Author No
ISBN-10 1857434137
Release 2007-09-06
Pages 2584
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The Europa World Year Book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Europa World Year Book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Europa World Year Book book for free.