Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2022

Early Online Version

12-2-2021

Journal

International Journal of Christianity & Education

Volume Number

26

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

18-31

ISSN

2056-9971

Embargo Period

3-22-2022

ANZSRC / FoR Code

3903 Education systems

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Abstract

This study investigated the management challenges that Christian early childhood leaders, from four different Christian denominations, encountered in their responsibilities, and in particular, the approaches they used in resolving them. A research design of grounded theory using data collected from survey questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and document analysis enabled themes to emerge. A Christian worldview underpinned and framed the leaders’ thoughts, actions, communication and relationships with students, staff, parents and the community. For these leaders, their close, reciprocal connection with God sustained, guided and even at times impelled their approach to their daily practice and especially in managing challenges.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/20569971211039243

Peer Review

Before publication

Comments

Used by permission: the author(s).


Share

COinS