Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii C hapter 1 Leadership in Early Childhood Education 1 Wh y Do We Need Leaders and Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education? 1 Obstacles to Early Childhood Leadership 3 What Is Leadership? 3 Who Are Leaders? 6 Other Terms Used to Discuss Leadership 8 Functions of Leadership 11 Styles of Leadership 14 Leadership Development and Human Development 16 Developing Your Personal Definition of Leadership 21 Summary 22 C hapter 2 Who, Me, a Leader? 25 Family as a Context for Leadership 26 Parenting and Leading 33 Good Teachers Make Good Leaders 37 How Adults Learn 40 Life Experiences 42 Summary 47 C hapter 3 The Cultural Context of Leadership 51 What Is Diversity? 53 Values and Vision 57 Communication, Social, and Interpersonal Skills 64 Summary 68 LTL2_FINALpp.indd 7 11/4/09 3:21:07 PM