Research & Policy
We study how systems and policies can be redesigned to cultivate the leadership of early educators at scale. We establish applied research-practice-policy partnerships that contribute new knowledge about early educator entrepreneurial leadership as a powerful lever for change. Our current research and evaluation projects include two studies on leadership in early care and education settings, an early education workforce survey; a study on relational and collective leadership in organizational change and quality improvement interventions; and an evaluation of child care business model innovations such as shared services.
Publications by Institute Faculty
Douglass, A. (2017). Leading for Change in Early Care and Education: Cultivating Leadership from Within. New York: Teachers College Press. Mobilizing Leadership with the Breakthrough Series Collaborative. This policy brief summarizes Chapter 7 from Leading for Change in Early Care and Education, which describes the promising results of an 18-month pilot program of the Breakthrough Series Collaborative model for organizational change in early care and education settings.
Scholarly Journal Articles on Leadership and Quality Improvement
Douglass, A. (2019). The Role of Relationships: An Exploratory Study of Early Childhood Educators Earning a Bachelor’s Degree. SAGE Open.
Douglass, A. (2017). Redefining Leadership: Lessons from an Early Education Leadership Development Initiative. Early Childhood Education Journal. Pathways to Leadership
Douglass, A., Taj, K., Coonan, M., & Friedman, D. H. (2017). Lessons from an urban school readiness initiative: Including family, friend, and neighbor care providers. Early Education and Development, 28(6), 640-654. doi:10.1080/10409289.2017.1309628
Douglass, Anne; Carter, Alice; Smith, Frank; and Killins, Sherri (2015). Training together: State policy and collective participation in early educator professional development. New England Journal of Public Policy, 27 (1), Article 5. Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol27/iss1/5
Douglass, Anne (2014). Resilience in change: Positive perspectives on the dynamics of change in early education systems. Journal of Early Childhood Research. doi:10.1177/1476718X14555704.
Gittell, Jody Hoffer; Douglass, Anne (2012). Embedding reciprocal relationships into roles: the relational bureaucratic form. Academy of Management Review, 37(4), 709-733.
Douglass, Anne; Gittell, Jody Hoffer (2012). Transforming professionalism: relational bureaucracy and parent-teacher partnerships in child care settings. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 10 (3), 267-281.
Jor’dan, Jamilah; Wolf, Kathy Goetz; Douglass, Anne (2012). Strengthening families in Illinois: Increasing family engagement in early childhood programs. Young Children. 67 (5), 18-23.
Douglass, Anne; Klerman, Lorraine (2012). The Strengthening Families initiative and child care quality improvement: how Strengthening Families influenced change in child care programs in one state. Early Education and Development, 23, 373-392.
Douglass, Anne (2011). Improving family engagement: the organizational context and its influence on partnering with parents in formal child care settings. Early Childhood Research and Practice,13 (2). Retrieved from ecrp.uiuc.edu/v13n2/douglass.html
Scholarly Journal Articles and Chapters on Entrepreneurship
Özkazanç-Pan, B. (Forthcoming 2018). “Seminal work in gender and entrepreneurship”, in G. Javidan, G. Guo, V. Gupta, A. Osorio, B. Özkazanç-Pan and D. Dutta (Eds.), Classics in Entrepreneurship, Palgrave Macmillan.
Özkazanç-Pan, B. (2017). “On entrepreneurship and empowerment: Postcolonial feminist interventions” in C. Essers, P. Dey, K. Verduyn, and D. Tedmanson, (Eds.), Routledge Series on Critical Entrepreneurship, Routledge.
Forthcoming 2018. G. Javidan, G. Guo, V. Gupta, A. Osorio, B. Özkazanç-Pan and D. Dutta (Eds.), Classics in Entrepreneurship, Palgrave Macmillan.
Özkazanç-Pan, B. (Forthcoming 2016). “On entrepreneurship and empowerment: Postcolonial feminist interventions” in C. Essers, P. Dey, K. Verduyn, and D. Tedmanson, (Eds.), Routledge Series on Critical Entrepreneurship.
Forthcoming 2018. E. Kelan, B. Özkazanç-Pan, H. Liu and A. Pullen (Eds.), The Routledge Companion for Gender, Work and Organization, Routledge/ Taylor & Francis Publishing.
Clark Muntean, S. and Özkazanç-Pan, B. (Forthcoming 2016). Feminist Perspectives on Social Entrepreneurship: Critique and New Directions. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 8(3)
Özkazanç-Pan, B., and Calás, M. B. (2016). “Transnational approaches to diversity” in R. Bendl, I. Bleijenbergh, E. Henttonen, and A. Mills (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Diversity. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp.376-390.
Özkazanç-Pan, B., and Clark Muntean, S. (2016). International high-technology entrepreneurs: Hybrid identities and entrepreneurial practices. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 9(1): 23-40.
Clark Muntean, S., and Özkazanç-Pan, B. (2015). A gender integrative conceptualization of entrepreneurship. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Fall issue.
Douglass, A. (2022). Want better child care? Invest in entrepreneurial training for child care workers. The Conversation https://theconversation.com/want-better-child-care-invest-in-entrepreneurial-training-for-child-care-workers-175625
Douglass, A. (2019). Wage gap, devaluation of certain work go hand in hand. Boston: Boston Globe. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/letters/2019/05/29/actually-kamala-harris-something-pushing-for-equal-pay/zDDYgQu564r4jpeehOS47M/story.html
Douglass, A. (2019). Massachusetts Must Do More to Boost Early Education Workforce. Boston: CommonWealth Magazine.https://commonwealthmagazine.org/education/mass-must-do-more-to-boost-early-education-workforce/
Douglass, A. (2019). The Field’s Leadership Potential is Being Ignored. New America. https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/the-fields-leadership-potential-is-being-ignored/
Douglass, A. (2019). Early Education Should Be On The 116th Congress’ Agenda. Here’s Why. Boston: WGBH News.https://www.wgbh.org/news/commentary/2019/01/11/early-education-should-be-on-the-116th-congress-agenda-heres-why
Douglass, A. (2017). Massachusetts Early Education Programs are in Peril (pp. 1). Boston: The Boston Globe. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/07/18/massachusetts-early-education-programs-are-peril/rlyXHYwkYEKJz66kOtOi5J/story.html
Bookman, A. & Douglass, A. (2017). ViewPoint: Invest in our children and our economy. Boston: Boston Business Journal. https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/03/24/viewpoint-invest-in-our-children-and-our-economy.html
Policy and Evaluation ReportsDouglass, A., Kelleher, C., Zeng, S., Agarwal, V., Beauregard, B., Reyes, A., & Crandall, S. (2020). The Massachusetts Early Education and Care Workforce Survey 2019: Key Findings. Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston
Bookman, A.; Crandall, S.; Douglass; A.; Kelleher, C. (2018). The Massachusetts Early Care and Education Workforce Study: Final Report Relevant to Survey Design.Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston.
Doyle, S., Rivers, S., Agosti, J., Douglass, A. (2016). Early care and education Breakthrough Series Collaborative: A toolkit. Boston, United States: Boston Public Health Commission.
Douglass, Anne (2016). Strengthening Leadership from the Field, For the Field: Key Research Findings. Leadership Research Brief #3. Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston.
Douglass, Anne (2016). Co-Creating a Leadership Development Ecosystem in Early Care and Education. Leadership Research Brief #4. Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston.
Douglass, Anne (2016). Impact of the Post Master’s Certificate Program in Early Education Research, Policy, and Practice: 2015 Alumni Survey Results. Leadership Research Brief #2. Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston.
Douglass, Anne (2016). Overview of The Post Master’s Certificate in Early Education Research, Policy, And Practice. Leadership Research Brief #1. University Of Massachusetts Boston.
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