Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care Leaders’ Perceptions of Pedagogical Leadership and Assessment of the Implementation of the National Core Curriculum in Times of Change

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dc.contributor.author Ahtiainen, Raisa
dc.contributor.author Fonsén, Elina
dc.contributor.author Kiuru, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-22T04:57:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-22T04:57:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Ahtiainen , R , Fonsén , E & Kiuru , L 2021 , ' Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care Leaders’ Perceptions of Pedagogical Leadership and Assessment of the Implementation of the National Core Curriculum in Times of Change ' , Australasian journal of early childhood , vol. 46 , no. 2 , pp. 126-138 . https://doi.org/10.1177/18369391211010971
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-1925-6578/work/95928155
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/331701
dc.description.abstract Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) experienced system-wide changes in legislation, curriculum, and teachers’ and centre leaders’ qualification requirements between 2013 and 2018. Through these changes, the Finnish ECEC follows the global trends shifting the focus of ECEC from care towards education. The data are leaders’ (N = 41) written responses to three open-ended questions in a survey completed in 2018. The analytical framework draws on the models of educational change and human capital for pedagogical leadership. The framework directs focus on leaders’ understanding about and realisation of these new policies in their ECEC centres. Results indicate that leaders have the capacity to interpret and lead the curriculum process. However, to secure the coherence in and quality of ECEC, guidance that is more systematic and instruments (e.g. for development of pedagogy), that support the implementation of the curriculum and its assessment are needed. fi
dc.description.abstract Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) experienced system-wide changes in legislation, curriculum, and teachers’ and centre leaders’ qualification requirements between 2013 and 2018. Through these changes, the Finnish ECEC follows the global trends shifting the focus of ECEC from care towards education. The data are leaders’ (N = 41) written responses to three open-ended questions in a survey completed in 2018. The analytical framework draws on the models of educational change and human capital of pedagogical leadership. The framework directs focus on leaders’ understanding about and realisation of these new policies in their ECEC centres. Results indicate that leaders have the capacity to interpret and lead the curriculum process. However, to secure the coherence in and quality of ECEC, guidance that is more systematic and instruments (e.g. for development of pedagogy) that support the implementation of the curriculum and its assessment are needed. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Australasian journal of early childhood
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dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.subject Leadership
dc.subject Educational change
dc.subject Early childhood education
dc.subject Early childhood education
dc.subject early childhood education and care curriculum
dc.subject educational change
dc.subject Finland
dc.subject pedagogical leadership
dc.title Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care Leaders’ Perceptions of Pedagogical Leadership and Assessment of the Implementation of the National Core Curriculum in Times of Change en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Leadership in Educational Contexts research group, LeadEd
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.contributor.organization Centre for Educational Assessment CEA
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/18369391211010971
dc.relation.issn 1836-9391
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.relation.funder Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
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