Advocacy in Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Education

Unit code: ECE3002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time
Online Self-Paced
St Albans


This unit prepares pre-service teachers to lead and manage in early childhood settings. Through the frame of advocacy and activism, pre-service teachers will develop knowledge and skills to work ethically with staff, families and communities within the operational and compliance systems in early childhood settings.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Justify how leadership and administrative practices can contribute to building relationships and generating a positive early childhood environment;
  2. Reflect upon and debate the image of the teacher as leader and how teachers can utilise advocacy and activism to influence the role and actions of administration;
  3. Formulate a vision to frame administrative work in order to build and support community and manage and oversee an early childhood site.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Articulate your current philosophy of leadership, underpinned by relationships with peers, families and communities.
Assessment type: Report
Grade: 40%
Paper that articulates leadership of an early childhood setting through an activist frame.
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 30%
Video that discusses how the image of the teacher influences the role and actions of administration.

Required reading

Links to the required texts will be available in VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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