Diversity of the assessments of a joint leadership model in early childhood education in Finland

Elina Fonsén, Marjo Mäntyjärvi

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This article provides the assessments of a joint leadership model based on research in early childhood education (ECE) leadership in the city of Hämeenlinna, Finland. In this new leadership model, the ECE units were led by a pair of directors, with one responsible for the financial and human resources aspects and the other responsible for the pedagogy and client processes. The aim of the new leadership model was to strengthen the leadership and pedagogy as the core of leadership. The study explored how the staff members evaluated the quality of leadership in several ECE units. Furthermore, this study examined if there were differences in the assessments of the quality of leadership of the pair of two directors. The quantitative data for the study were collected by electronic questionnaire completed by ECE directors and staff. Statistically significant differences were found in the assessments of the units led by the same director pair. The parallel line in high and low assessments indicated that satisfaction or dissatisfaction with leadership was a holistic way to see the impact of leadership on the organisational culture of the units. The findings drew attention to the question of how the conditions that were necessary for distributed leadership should be supported.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationLeadership in Early Education in Times of Change : Research from five Continents
RedaktörerPetra Strehmel, Johanna Heikka, Eeva Hujala, Jillian Rodd, Manjula Waniganyake
Antal sidor17
UtgivningsortBerlin
FörlagVerlag Barbara Budrich
Utgivningsdatumjul 2019
Sidor154-170
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-8474-2199-3
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-8474-1224-3
DOI
StatusPublicerad - jul 2019
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

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  • 516 Pedagogik

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Fonsén, E., & Mäntyjärvi, M. (2019). Diversity of the assessments of a joint leadership model in early childhood education in Finland. I P. Strehmel, J. Heikka, E. Hujala, J. Rodd, & M. Waniganyake (Red.), Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change: Research from five Continents (s. 154-170). Berlin: Verlag Barbara Budrich. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvmd84fc.15, https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvmd84fc
Fonsén, Elina ; Mäntyjärvi, Marjo. / Diversity of the assessments of a joint leadership model in early childhood education in Finland. Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change: Research from five Continents. redaktör / Petra Strehmel ; Johanna Heikka ; Eeva Hujala ; Jillian Rodd ; Manjula Waniganyake. Berlin : Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2019. s. 154-170
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Fonsén, E & Mäntyjärvi, M 2019, Diversity of the assessments of a joint leadership model in early childhood education in Finland. i P Strehmel, J Heikka, E Hujala, J Rodd & M Waniganyake (red), Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change: Research from five Continents. Verlag Barbara Budrich, Berlin, s. 154-170. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvmd84fc.15, https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvmd84fc

Diversity of the assessments of a joint leadership model in early childhood education in Finland. / Fonsén, Elina; Mäntyjärvi, Marjo.

Leadership in Early Education in Times of Change: Research from five Continents. red. / Petra Strehmel; Johanna Heikka; Eeva Hujala; Jillian Rodd; Manjula Waniganyake. Berlin : Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2019. s. 154-170.

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