This subject provides students with an overview of organisational structures and the diversity of managerial and leadership roles in early childhood services and schools. Principles of effective management and leadership are interrogated and the application of these to various contexts is explored. Awareness of relevant legislation, government policies and regulation is developed as are management functions and skills. Students have the opportunity to specialise in Studies of Australian Indigenous Education in this subject.
School of Teacher Education
-Approaches to, and principles of, management and leadership. -The application of leadership to specific contexts including early childhood and primary education; rural and remote; and specific communities, service types and management structures. -Communication; interpersonal skills; conflict resolution and negotiation. -Collaboration; decision-making; and change management. -The legal responsibilities of early childhood professionals including legislation, government policies and regulations. -Children's services administration: staff development; staff meetings; team building; working with families and administrative systems. -The development of service and school communities that support the learning and wellbeing of students, families and colleagues -Exploration of the whole of government approach to education in communities.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.