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dc.contributor.authorTurton, Lee-Anne
dc.contributor.authorWrightson, Helen
dc.description.abstractThis article reflects a recent symposium presentation that explored ways positional leadership limits opportunities for members of the community of practice to contribute leading practices. As many early childhood environments in Aotearoa/New Zealand become increasingly market driven, a focus on outcomes and accountability have influenced the leadership and management hierarchy. This focus places leadership as situated in a designated position afforded to one or two individuals (Rodd, 2013). The approach advocated in this article provides opportunities to develop mutually supporting and complimentary shared practices of leading, between all members of the community of practice (Wilkinson & Kemmis, 2016). This aligns with leadership founded on collaboration and empowerment of teachers, as well as student teachers, to contribute expertise and abilities, equating to leading practices. Transformation from individualistic leadership to a more collectivist style, promoting skills and attributes individuals could contribute underpins this approach. A kaupapa Māori model of leadership that aligns with a collectivist perspective, is used to challenge understandings of responsibility within the community of practice. This approach invites communities of practice to draw on people’s capabilities, promote self-efficacy and provide space to grow leaders. Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa Let us keep close together, not wide aparten_NZ
dc.publisherNew Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC)en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectearly childhood educationen_NZ
dc.subjecteducational leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative leadershipen_NZ
dc.titleChallenging positional authority : navigating leadership as collaborationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderNew Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTurton, L., & Wrightson, H. (2017). Challenging positional authority: Navigating leadership as collaboration. He Kupu. The Word, 5 (1), pp.21 - 27.en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleHe Kupu. The Worden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKura pūhouen_NZ

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