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How should educational leaders engage in advocacy and activism to support young children and their families?
This Melbourne MicroCert explores contemporary debates on this topic and equips leaders and aspiring leaders within early childhood education and care with research-backed strategies for advocacy.
Explore the roles of advocacy and activism
Gain a research and policy-informed understanding of approaches to advocacy and activism and how they can achieve equitable outcomes for young children and families. Explore the role of educational leaders in enacting advocacy and the strategies you can adopt.
Examine case studies of advocacy
Review case studies of advocacy efforts for young children and families to gain a deeper understanding of how this plays out in practice across a diverse range of early childhood communities and settings.
Understand the role of key advocacy organisations
Explore organisations that advocate with and on behalf of young children and families. Consider how you can collaborate with key stakeholders and organisations during your own advocacy efforts.
Develop an advocacy plan
Using your new knowledge, you'll produce an advocacy plan that can be used for children and families in your service. Define strategies and stakeholders that can assist in your advocacy and use research to justify your approach.
Who you will learn from
Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.
Associate Professor Jane Page OAM
Associate Professor; Senior Researcher, REEaCh Hub
Jane has 30 years' experience in early childhood as a teacher, director and in academia. She has worked on and led numerous projects with state and local governments and the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) such as the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership's Leading Learning in Early Childhood Settings program; and projects concerning quality pedagogy and the impact of evidence-based interventions for vulnerable children in Victoria and the Northern Territory.
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The Educational Leadership in Early Childhood series
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To take Leading Learning through Advocacy as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.
$750.00 AUD (inc GST)
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