This paper presents the findings of a small scale research study in Singapore which investigated
leadership. Both qualitative and quantitative data were gathered from a sample of 54 teachers who
responded to an online survey, and a focus group of another 10 teachers. The findings showed that 34
(63%) respondents were willing to take on leadership roles. One of the reasons for this willingness to
take on leadership roles included the belief that as a result of working as a teacher for many years, they
were now ready to impart their knowledge to early childhood educators in the industry. Factors
identified which hindered respondents from willingness to take on leadership roles included lack of
leadership opportunities in their centres, lack of clear job scope for leadership positions, new ideas were
not accepted or valued and school cultures where principals and senior teachers were not willing to share
leadership,readiness for leadership roles,early childhood,Singapore
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.