New He Kupu issue celebrates teacher leaders in early childhood education

New He Kupu issue celebrates teacher leaders in early childhood education

He Kupu (The Word) is an NZTC produced biannual e-journal, providing ECE professionals throughout New Zealand the opportunity to share research and practical knowledge across a wide range of sector relevant topics.  

In its latest release, He Kupu explores the contemporary leadership landscape within the early childhood sector, offering essential practices to empower kaiako on their journey towards leadership excellence. 

Contributors reflect on themes common within the sector, including relational leadership, leadership development, mentoring, emotional wellbeing and its link to teacher leadership, as well as culturally responsive leadership. 

Examples include Kerry Glen, who challenges conventional leadership paradigms by exploring the concept of self-efficacy within the realm of shared leadership. Her article underscores the vital role of a cohesive team in achieving positive outcomes for children. 

In the practitioner research section, Fiona Woodgate issues a compelling call to early childhood education leaders, urging them to engage in critical introspection of their leadership actions through a culturally responsive lens. She illustrates how leaders can take meaningful steps toward crafting inclusive and culturally responsive environments. 

The issue further enriches reading experience with three insightful book reviews, each centred around the theme of teacher leadership in early childhood education.  
 
NZTC Academic Dean, Dr. Sean Dolan, says the latest He Kupu issue provides readers with insights into the pivotal role of leadership and its intrinsic connection to teaching practices in early childhood education. 
 
“We hope that the articles in this edition of He Kupu will support the early childhood community with a deeper understanding of the importance of leadership, its connections to teaching practice in early childhood education, and its potential to impact the lives of children and teachers in meaningful ways.” 

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