This course explores multidisciplinary approaches to leadership, change, and leading for change applied to the early care and education context. We will examine the theory and practice of change to gain an understanding of what contributes to the carrying out of successful and lasting change. Participants will analyze the forces that drive change, examine impediments to change, and survey a range of approaches for making change more effective. In addition, the course focuses on leadership in its many forms (in teaching, administration, policy, research, ethics). Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves as developing leaders and change agents, and explore ways to improve professional practice, early education quality, and promote social justice and caring in programs and systems serving young children and families.
Leadership and Change in Early Education and Care
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, February 13, 2017