Early Ed Leadership & Innovation

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May 24, 2019
by IEELI
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At Leadership Forum, ECE practitioners get a call to action

Image shows graduates of theof the Small Business Leadership and Innovation course, one of our leadership development programs, celebrating their success at the Leadership Forum. They are smiling and joyful.

Graduates of the Small Business Leadership and Innovation course, one of our leadership development programs, celebrated their success at the Leadership Forum.

In her welcoming remarks for the Institute for Early Education and Leadership Innovation’s sixth annual Leadership Forum on Early Education Research, Policy, and Practice, Anne Douglass, PhD emphasized the need for practitioners of early care and education (ECE) to lead for change in the field. Continue Reading →

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May 2, 2019
by IEELI
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Research Summary: Mobilizing Leadership with the Breakthrough Series Collaborative

In her 2017 book, Leading for Change in Early Care and Education: Cultivating Leadership From Within (Teachers College Press), Professor Anne Douglass offers a framework for leadership in early care and education that is inclusive, collaborative, and purpose-driven and that defines a leader as someone who can influence and inspire change from within the field. In Chapter Seven, Douglass examines the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) model for organizational change. BSCs have supported quality improvement in the health, child trauma, and child welfare fields, but have not yet been widely tested in ECE. In describing the results of an 18-month pilot program of the model in ECE settings, she shows how it offers a concrete strategy for facilitating individual and organizational change within ECE by mobilizing leadership from all levels. Continue Reading →

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