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Institute of Early Childhood

Professor Manjula Waniganayake

bio Waniganayake ManjulaPosition: Professor of Early Childhood

Role: Director, Higher Degree Research; Director, MRes and Director, Postgraduate Coursework Studies for the IEC

Email: Manjula.waniganayake@mq.edu.au

Fax: +61 2 9850 9880

Phone:  +61 2 9850 9825

Office: Room 278, Building X5B

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Sociology from the Australian National University: 1992
  • BEd (Pre-Primary) with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney: 1982

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational Leadership specialising in early childhood and school leadership
  • Early Childhood Course design and workforce development
  • Working with parents
  • Family diversity
  • Early childhood policy - national and international perspectives

Profile

Manjula has worked in the early childhood sector in a variety of roles comprising being a classroom teacher, a parent, an advocate, a policy analyst, a teacher educator, an academic writer and researcher.  She has a strong knowledge base in early childhood policy and practice built through teaching, research and active involvement in the early childhood sector in a voluntary capacity. Manjula's continuing interest in cross-cultural research has been built through international collaborations involving colleagues from diverse countries especially those from Estonia, Finland, Norway, Singapore and South Africa. She is passionate about exploring diverse perspectives on early childhood matters focusing on educational leadership, mentoring, national and international policy, workforce development, quality provision, working with families and continuing professional learning.

Teaching

Session (2014-2015)

Unit Number

Unit Title

Role

 

S1

ECED834

Organisation of Early Childhood Education

Convenor & Lecturer

S1

ECED826

Leading and Managing Early Childhood Services

Convenor & Lecturer

S2

EDCN842

Leadership for Learning

Lecturer

S2

ECED822

Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy

Convenor & Lecturer

 

Session (2013)

Unit Number

Unit Title

Role

 

S1

ECED834

Organisation of Early Childhood Education

Convenor & Lecturer

S1

ECED826

Leading and Managing Early Childhood Services

Convenor & Lecturer

S2

EDCN842

Leadership for Learning

Lecturer

S2

ECED822

Issues in Early Childhood Policy and Pedagogy

Convenor & Lecturer

S1&S2

EDCN801:

Searching and Constructing a Literature Review

Convenor & Lecturer

S1&S2

EDCN802:

Designing Educational Research

Convenor & Lecturer

S1&S2

EDCN803:

Conducting and communicating a Research project

Convenor & Lecturer

 

Post-graduate Research Supervision - PhD thesis conferred

Name

Conferred

Research Topic

Scott MARSH

2014

 Locating and imagining leadership that improves learning in NSW independent schools

Johanna HEIKKA

2014

Distributed pedagogical leadership in Early Childhood Education

(Co-tutelle candidate with the University of Tampere, Finland)

Nicole ARCHARD

2012

Women of tomorrow: How are girls' schools developing Future Women Leaders?

Anika STRUPPERT

2001

Developing intercultural awareness and sensitivity through digital game play - three case studies with the simulation "RealLives 2010" in Australian, American and Swiss  Middles schools.

(Co-tutelle candidate with the University of Erfurt, Germany)

 

Post-graduate Research Supervision - Masters thesis conferred

Name

Conferred

Research Topic

Andrea MCFARLANE

2015

Exploring the organisational cultures of early childhood centres

Elizabeth ARRABALDI

2015

Administrative requirements and job satisfaction in early childhood education and care

Sukuna SUPPIAH

2003

Comparison of Preschool and Primary School teachers' perspectives on integration policies

Clare SHAPER

2001

Quality assurance and accreditation in children's services

Carol O'NEIL

1995

Impact of television viewing on childhood socialisation

Amy LEE

1994

Importance of play therapy during early childhood

 

Current supervision

PhD candidates currently being supervised comprise:

  1. Kaye COLMER - Investigating leadership in professional learning during curriculum change in early childhood centres (Since 2011; with Dr Laurie Field as the Associate Supervisor)
  2. Kathy CLOUGHSSEY - Lesbian mothers negotiating meanings of their family in early childhood spaces. (Since 2013; with Dr Harry Blatterer as the Associate Supervisor)
  3. Anthony SEMANN - Of courage: a critical reading of leadership and courage. (Since December 2012; with Dr Frances Gibson as the Associate Supervisor)
  4. Kevin STEED - An analysis of the efficacy of merit selection for educational leaders in the NSW teaching service (Since October 2014; as the Associate Supervisor; Dr John De Nobile as the Principal supervisor)
  5. Doranna WONG - Reconceptualising mentoring in Early Childhood settings using insights from Singapore (Since December 2013; with Dr Katey De Gioia as the Associate Supervisor)

Masters by Research candidates currently being supervised comprise:

  1. Leanne Gibbs (2015-2016)
  2. Elizabeth Washington (2015-2016)
  3. Suzie Stipanovic (2016-2017)

Thesis examination: Manjula has examined a variety of thesis for the following institutions:

  • In Australia: University of South Australia, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), and The University of Melbourne (n=3).
  • Overseas: University of Oulu (Finland); University of Tampere (Finland); University of South Africa (n=2), University of Pretoria (n=2), and North-West University (South Africa).

 

Awards & Appointments (selected)

Year

Award

Awarded for

2014

Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa in Education)

Awarded for my contribution to Early Childhood Education Leadership research, by the University of Tampere, Finland

2008

Adjunct Professor

Continuing collaborative research on Educational Leadership, University of Tampere, Finland

1999

Visiting professor

International Leadership Research Project, University of Oulu, Finland

1992

Travelling fellowship

Japan Foundation - comparative research on workplace childcare

1985

Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship

Doctoral studies at the Australian National University

 

Community Engagement (selected)

Year

Position held

2014-2015

International expert, review the Early Childhood Quality accreditation system being established by the Government of Malaysia

 2012

Invited member, National Reference Group to Review the Early Childhood Leadership Capabilities Framework, Early Childhood Australia, Canberra

2011

International Referee, Research Grant Application, University of Darussalam, Brunei (2011)

2005

Chair, International Panel, Review of the Early Childhood Programs, University of Pretoria, South Africa

2002-2004

Invited member, Childcare Accreditation Decisions Review Committee (ADRC), Appointed by the Commonwealth Minister for Child & Family Services

1995-2002

Moderator, National Child Care Accreditation Council

1995-1998

Editor, Australian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) - now renamed as the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

 

Consultancy (selected)

Year

Source

Title

2013-2014

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (NAPCAN)

'Strong Hearts, Happy Children' Program Evaluation

Thailand

2011-2012

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (NAPCAN)

'All Children Being Safe' Program Evaluation Project

NSW

2010-2015

Children's Services Central

Aspiring Leaders Forum, NSW

2009

City of Melbourne, Victoria

Municipal Early Years Plan Community Consultations Project

2007-2009

Professional Support Co-ordinators' Alliance and DFACS

Practice Potentials Project: National project on professional development of Childcare centre staff.

2003-2005

DFACS

Communities for Children: Facilitating partner for NSW Communities

2004-2005

DFACS

Professional Partnerships Network (PPN) Project

2003-2005

Dept of Human Services, Victoria

Independent Evaluator of Best Start, Victoria

 

Publications

Books

Year

Citation

2016 Ebbeck, M. and Waniganayake, M. (Eds). (2016 forthcoming). Children's Play in Early Childhood Education: Facilitating learning in diverse contexts.  (second edition). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
2015

Waniganayake, M., Rodd, J. & Gibbs, L. (Eds.). (2015). Thinking and Learning about Leadership: Early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway. Research Monograph #2. Sydney: Community Child Care Cooperative NSW.

 

2013

Hujala, E., Waniganayake, M. & Rodd, J. (Eds.). (2013). Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education. Research Monograph. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press.

 

 

2012*

 

Waniganayake, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F. & Shepherd, W. (2012). Leadership: Contexts and complexities in Early Childhood Education. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. *
2011

Veisson, M., Hujala, E., Smith, PK, Waniganayake, M. & Kikas, E. (Eds.). (2011). Global perspectives in early childhood education: diversity, challenges and possibilities. Band 20, Frankfurt: Peter Lang GmbH.

 

2010

Ebbeck, M. and Waniganayake, M. (Eds). (2010). Children's Play in Early Childhood Education: Facilitating learning in diverse contexts.  South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

 

2007

Raban, B., Waniganayake, M., Nolan, A., Deans, J., Brown, J. & Ure, C. (2007). Building Capacity: Strategic Professional development for early childhood practitioners. Melbourne: Thomson Social Science Press.

 

2003 Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (2003). Early Childhood Professionals: Leading today and tomorrow. Sydney. MacLennan +Petty. (Reprinted by Elsevier since 2004)

* This book was nominated by Oxford University Press for the 20th Australian Educational Publishing Awards in 2013 and received a commendation from the judges for the category of Tertiary (wholly Australian) scholarly resource.

 

Book Chapters

Year

Citation

 
  • Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake, M. (in press). Perspectives on play in a changing world.  In M. Ebbeck & M. Waniganayake (Eds) Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts (2nd Edition). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Morda, R. & Waniganayake, M. (in press). Emergence of child leadership through play in early childhood. In M. Ebbeck & M. Waniganayake (Eds) Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts (2nd Edition). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Qui, Q. & Waniganayake, M. (in press). Technology-based play for building identity, connection and contribution to the world. In M. Ebbeck & M. Waniganayake (Eds.) Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts (2nd Edition). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Waniganayake, M. & Gibbs, L. (2015). Early Childhood Landscape in Australia and a reflective overview on Finland and Norway in M. Waniganayake, J. Rodd, & L. Gibbs, (Eds.). (2015). Thinking and Learning about Leadership: Early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway. Research Monograph #2. Sydney: Community Child Care Cooperative NSW.
  • Marsh, S. & Waniganayake, M. (2015). Exposing and exploring the potential for greater connections between early childhood and school education. In M. Waniganayake,J. Rodd, & L. Gibbs, (Eds.). (2015). Thinking and Learning about Leadership: Early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway. Research Monograph #2. Sydney: Community Child Care Cooperative NSW.
  • Rodd, J.,Waniganayake, M., & Gibbs, L. (2015). Thinking and Learning about Leadership in Early Childhood - An orientation. In M. Waniganayake,J. Rodd, & L. Gibbs, (Eds.). Thinking and Learning about Leadership: Early childhood research from Australia, Finland and Norway. Research Monograph #2. Sydney: Community Child Care Cooperative NSW.
  • Archard, N., Morda, R. & Waniganayake, M., (2014). Stepping up early: Developing girls' leadership identity. In S. Garvis, & D. Pendergast, (Eds.). Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Waniganayake, M. (2013). Leadership careers in early childhood: Finding your way through chaos and serendipity into strategic planning. In E. Hujala, M. Waniganayake, & J. Rodd, (Eds.). Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Hujala, E., Waniganayake, M. & Rodd, J. (2013). Cross-national contexts of early childhood leadership. In E. Hujala, M. Waniganayake, & J. Rodd, (Eds.). Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Wong, D. & Waniganayake, M. (2013). About Mentoring: Exploring its meaning, dimensions, and implications for Early Childhood. In E. Hujala, M. Waniganayake, & J. Rodd, (Eds) Researching Leadership in Early Childhood Education. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
  • Waniganayake, M., Colmer, K. & Palkhiwala, S. (2012). Quality Area 7: Leadership and Service Management. In B. Raban (Ed) The National Quality Standard: Towards Continuous Improvement. A practical guide for students and professionals. Melbourne: Teaching Solutions.
  • Waniganayake, M., Palkhiwala, S. & Colmer, K. (2012) Quality Area 4: Staffing Arrangements. In B. Raban (Ed) The National Quality Standard: Towards Continuous Improvement. A practical guide for students and professionals. Melbourne: Teaching Solutions.
  • Waniganayake, M. (2011). Early Childhood Leadership at Crossroads: Current concerns and future directions. In M. Veisson, E. Hujala, E., PK. Smith, M., Waniganayake, & E. Kikas (eds), Global perspectives in early childhood education: diversity, challenges and possibilities. Band 20, Frankfurt: Peter Lang GmbH.
  • Waniganayake, M. (2010). Combating bullying behaviour through leadership in a caring community. In E. Ng & K. Rigby (Eds), Breaking the silence: Bullying in Singapore. Singapore: Armour Publishing.
  • Ebbeck, M., & Waniganayake, M. (2010). Perspectives on play in a changing world.  In M. Ebbeck & M. Waniganayake (Eds) Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts (pp. 5-25). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Morda, R. & Waniganayake, M. (2010). Emergence of child leadership through play in early childhood. In M. Ebbeck & M. Waniganayake (Eds) Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts (pp. 103-118). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Struppert, A., Qui, Q. & Waniganayake, M. (2010). Promoting intercultural competence through technology-based play. In M. Ebbeck & M. Waniganayake (Eds.) Play in early childhood education: Learning in diverse contexts (pp. 270-287). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Waniganayake, M., Wilks, S. & Linser, R. (2007). "Creating Thinking Professionals On-line: Teaching and Learning about Professional Practice Using Interactive Technology". In T. Townsend, & R. Bates (Eds), Handbook of Teacher Education: Globalization, Standards and Teacher Education in Times of Change. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Publishers.
  • Linser, R., Waniganayake, M. & Wilks, S. (2004). A Different Lunch: Role-play Simulations in the preparation of early childhood leaders, Report of the IASTED International Conference on Web-Based Education,  Innsbruck, Austria (February).
  • Waniganayake, M. (2002). "Leadership Training: With training can anyone become a leader?'" in Cross-cultural perspectives on Leadership. V. Nivala and E. Hujala (Eds) ACTA Universitatis Ouluensis, Scientie Rerum Socialium, E57. Oulu, Finland: Oulu University Press.
  • Waniganayake, M. (1998). " Cross-cultural methodologies in early childhood education" in E. Hujala & A. Puroila (Eds) , Towards Understanding Leadership in Early Childhood Context. Cross-cultural perspectives, ACTA Universitatis Ouluensis, Scientie Rerum Socialium, E35, Oulu: Oulu University Press. (pp. 33 - 48)
  • Waniganayake, M., (1998).  "Leadership in early childhood in Australia: A national review"  in E. Hujala & A. Puroila (Eds) Towards Understanding Leadership in Early Childhood Context. Cross-cultural perspectives, ACTA Universitatis Ouluensis, Scientie Rerum Socialium, E35, Oulu, Finland: Oulu University Press.  (pp. 95 - 108).
  • Waniganayake, M., Nienhuys, T, Kapsalakis, A. & Morda, A. (1998).  "An international study of leadership in early childhood: the Australian perspective" in E. Hujala & A. Puroila (Eds) Towards Understanding Leadership in Early Childhood Context. Cross-cultural perspectives, ACTA Universitatis Ouluensis, Scientie Rerum Socialium, E35, Oulu, Finland: Oulu University Press. (pp. 109 - 128).
  • Clyde, M., Parmenter, G., Rodd, J., Rolfe, S., Waniganayake, M. & Tinworth, S. (1994). "Child care from the perspective of parents, caregivers and children: Australian Research" in S. Reifel (Ed) Advances in Early Education and Day Care, JAI Press: Greenwich, Connecticut.  (pp. 189 - 234).

 

Refereed Journal Articles

Year

Citation

 
  • Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & De Nobile, J. (in press). Leading with intent: cultivating community conversation to create shared understanding. School Effectiveness and School Improvement. (Accepted for publication in December 2015).
  • Boe, M., Hogensted, K. & Waniganayake, M. (in press). Qualitative shadowing as a methodology: Exploring early childhood leadership in practice. to Educational Management, Administration & Leadership. (Accepted for publication in November 2015)
  • Sims, M. & Waniganayake, M. (2015). The role of staff in quality improvement in early childhood. Journal of Education and Training Studies. 3(5), 187-194. doi:10.11114/jets.v3i5.942 (To link to this article:http://dx.doi.org/10.11114/jets.v3i5.942
  • Sims, M., & Waniganayake, M. (2015). The performance of compliance in early childhood: Neoliberalism and nice ladies. Global Studies in Early Childhood. 1-13. doi: 0.1177/2043610615597154
  • Hadley, F., Waniganayake, M. & Shepherd, W. (2015). Contemporary practice in professional learning and development of early childhood educators in Australia: Reflections on what works and why. Professional Development in Education - Special Issue: The Professional Development of Early Years Educators. 41(2), 187-202, doi: 10.1080/19415257.2014.986818 (To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2014.986818)
  • Colmer, K., Waniganayake, M. & Field, L. (2015).  Implementing curriculum reform: Insights on how Australian early childhood directors view professional development and learning. (RJIE-2014-0089) Professional Development in Education - Special Issue: The Professional Development of Early Years Educators. 41(2), 203-221, doi: 10.1080/19415257.2014.986815  (To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2014.986815)
  • Colmer, K., Waniganayake, M. & Field, L. (2014). Leading professional learning in early childhood centres: who are the educational leaders?, Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(4), December: 103-113.
  • Waniganayake, M. (2014). Being and becoming early childhood leaders: Reflections on leadership studies in early childhood education and the future leadership research agenda. Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, 3(1): 66-81. http://jecer.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Waniganayake-issue3-1.pdf
  • Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & Gibson, I. (2014). Scaffolding leadership for learning in school education: Insights from a factor analysis of research conducted in Australian Independent schools. Educational Management, Administration & Leadership, 42(4), July, 474 - 490, doi:10.1177/1741143213502197.
  • Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M. & De Nobile, J. (2014). Improving learning in schools: the overarching influence of 'presence' on the capacity of authoritative leaders, International Journal of Leadership in Education, 17(1): 23-39. doi:10.1080/13603124.2013.778334.
  • Cloughessy, K. & Waniganayake, M. (2014) Early childhood educators working with children who have lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents: What does the literature tell us?. Early Child Development and Care, 184 (8), 1267-1280, doi:10.1080/03004430.2013.862529.
  • Cloughessy, K. & Waniganayake, M. (2013) "Raised Eyebrows": Working with lesbian parented families - experiences of childcare centre directors in Australia. Children and Society (available online December, 2013; doi:10.1111/chso.12065.) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/chso.12065/abstract;jsessionid=F182605074CF5DFE3746A39B2413D35A.f01t02?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
  • Heikka, J., Waniganayake, M. & Hujala, E. (2013). Contextualising distributed leadership within early childhood education: Current understandings, research evidence and future challenges, Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 41(4), 30-44, doi: 10.1177/1741143212462700.
  • Marsh, S., Waniganayake, M., & De Nobile, J. (2013). Leadership for Learning as an intentional, communitywide activity: The importance of developing a shared language in schools. School Leadership & Management, 33 (4), 395-411. doi:10.1080/13632434.2013.813461.
  • Heikka, J. & Waniganayake, M. (2011). Pedagogical leadership from a distributed perspective within the context of early childhood education. International Journal of Leadership in Education 14(4): 499-512. doi: 10.1080/13603124.2011.577909.
  • Fenech, M., Waniganayake, M. & Fleet, A. (2009). More than a shortage of early childhood teachers: Looking beyond the recruitment of university qualified teachers to promote quality early childhood education and care. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 37(2), May, 199-213.
  • Hujala, E. Turja, L., Gaspar, M. F., Veisson, M. and Waniganayake, M. (2009) Perspectives of early childhood teachers on parent-teacher partnerships in five European countries, European Early Childhood Education Research Journal (EECERJ), 17(1), 57-76.
  • Raban, B, Nolan, A. & Waniganayake, M. (2005). Evaluating a strategic approach to professional development through guided reflection, Reflective Practice 6(2), May, 221-228.
  • Raban, B., Waniganayake, M., Nolan, A., Ure, C. , Deans, J. & Brown, R. (2005). Empowering practitioners to critically examine their current practice, Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 12(2): 1-16.
  • Raban, B., Waniganayake, M., Nolan, A., Deans, J., Brown, R. & Ure, C. (2004). A formative evaluation of current practice and future professional development in early childhood settings, Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 11(1):
  • Raban, B., Ure, C. & Waniganayake, M.  (2003). Multiple perspectives: acknowledging the virtue of complexity   in measuring quality", Early Years, 23(1): 67-77, doi:10.1080/0957514032000045591
  • B. Raban, Waniganayake, M., Deans, J., Brown, R., Ure, C. & Reynolds, B. (2003). Describing quality assurance in practice: Developing a framework, Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 10(1):  56-67.
  • Waniganayake, M., (2001). From playing with guns to playing with rice: The challenges of working with refugee children, Childhood Education, 77, 289-294.
  • Waniganayake, M. (2001). Transient times and nurturing the pride of the profession, Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 26(1), January, 13-20.
  • Waniganayake, M., Morda, R. & Kapsalakis, A. (2000). Leadership in child care centers: Is it just another job?, Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 25(1), January, 1-6.
  • Waniganayake, M., & Donegan, B. (1999).  Political socialisation during early childhood, Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 24 (1), March, 34-42.
  • Fleer, M. & Waniganayake, M., (1994). The education and development of early childhood professionals in Australia, Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 19(3), pp. 3-13.
  • Parmenter, G. & Waniganayake, M., (1994). The management of children´s distress in child care: How do caregiver reactions influence children´s coping?, Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 1, 112-121.

Other Publications - Article in professional publications (*by invitation)

Year

Citation

 
  • Waniganayake, M. & Hadley, F. (in press). Professional development and learning for early childhood educators. What works and why? To Every Child.*
  • Waniganayake, M. (2015). Leading change: Issues influencing the role of educational leaders in Australia. Early Education Journal. Autumn, 77: 12-15.*
  • Waniganayake, M., McFarlane, A., Velez, A. & Y. Zhang (2014). Leadership perspectives. Rattler, 110, Winter, 24-25.
  • Waniganayake, M. (2013). International benchmarking and early childhood policy reform. Early Educators, 21, December, 16-21 *
  • Waniganayake, M. & Semann, A. (2011). Being and becoming leaders by leading learning, Rattler, Summer, No. 100: 22-24.*
  • Cloughessey, K. & Waniganayake, M. (2011). Educator responses to children with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender parents. Reflections Gowrie Australia, Summer, 45: 14-16.
  • Waniganayake, M. (2011). Farewell to Margaret Clyde. Every Child, 17(3), September, 17.*
  • Chan, M. Chng, A. Wong, D. & Waniganayake, M. (2010). Developing inclusive relationships among early childhood staff, Every Child, 16(1): 22-26.*
  • Semann, A. and Waniganayake, M. (2010). Courageous Acts, Rattler, 93, Autumn, 25-26. *
  • Waniganayake, M. & Kuper, N. (2008). Contextualising masters degree studies in early childhood education within Australian universities, eRAM, V3, November, 62-63.
  • Gibson, I,, Fleet, A., Waniganayake, M. & Wechmann, K. (2008). Changing landscapes: Early Childhood teachers for the future, eRAM, V3, November, 50-51.
  • Waniganayake, M., Linser, R. & Wilks (2004). A different lunch: Role play simulations in preparing early childhood leaders, in Uskov, V. (ed) Proceedings of the International Association of Science & Technology for Development Conference on Web-based Education, February 16-18, Innsbruck, Austria. (pp 69-74.)
  • Ebbeck, M. & Waniganayake,  M. (2001). Early childhood professionals: Leading today and tomorrow, Every Child,  10(1), Summer: 29-30.
  • Waniganayake, M. (1999). Issues in early childhood education in Finland.  Newsletter, AECA Victorian Branch, 3(2) June, p.1 &3. 
  • Waniganayake, M. (1998). Celebrating Australian research in early childhood, Newsletter, AECA Victorian Branch, 2 (3), September, p.4. 
  • Waniganayake, M. & Weston, K. (1998). The fine tuning .... The Children´s Services Act and new regulations, Newsletter, AECA Victorian Branch, 2 (3), September, p.4 
  • Waniganayake,  M. (1995). Children´s Services Regulations: For whose benefit?, Educare, December, p. 5.
  • Waniganayake,  M. (1994). Preschools Reassessed, Directions in Education, 3(1), pp. 3-4. *
  • Waniganayake,  M. (1994). Preschool Policy Changes, Directions in Education, 2(5), pp.1- 2. *
  • Waniganayake,  M. (1994). Clients or Employers?, Directions in Education, 26 August, p. 2. *
  • Waniganayake,  M.(1993). Economic anxiety stiles play, Directions in Education, 25 March , pp. 3-4.*
  • Waniganayake,  M. (1993).  Balancing Growth, Directions in Education, 11 Feb., pp. 5-6. *
  • Waniganayake, M. (1992). Your child and the prevention of Hib Disease, Newsletter, Kindergarten Parents Victoria, 6 October. p. 9.

Grants

Year

Source

Title

2015-2016

MQ

Towards a framework to support children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in out of home care: Considerations of cultural matching.

2013

MQ

Dose of Reality Archive (DoRA): Enhancing the student experience through multimedia learning objects  

2008

MQ

Responding to Changing Landscapes II: A continuing investigation of EC teachers for the future - expectations, pathways, capabilities, & transitions in the Masters of Teaching

2001

Melbourne

Creating Thinking Professionals (CTP):  Teaching & learning about professional practice in early childhood using interactive technology 

1992-1994

ARC

Young Children and Distress