Our own research and policy work

On this page you will find details and links to research articles and policy work created by our academic team and associates, on a range of children’s rights and Froebelian issues. For shorter research projects undertaken directly by early years practitioners please visit our Inspiration Directory.


01/01/2021 | McNair, Blaisdell, Davies & Addison

Acts of pedagogical resistance

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Action research project contesting “tick box” observations of young children for formal assessment in favour of “Lived Stories”.

01/07/2021 | McNair, L. J.

“Why are all the doors locked?”

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This ethnographic study sought to explore the perspectives of 16 children as they transitioned from one ‘early learning and childcare centre’, Lilybank, to four Scottish primary schools.


Stories and storytelling