Strategic and applied research

Strategic and applied research, evaluation and knowledge exchange

Strategic and applied research, evaluation and knowledge exchange concerned with the implications of policy and curriculum reform for children, educationalists and the communities in which they are located:

Recent and current projects include:

  • Early Years Qualifications & Training Study (Osgood, Sakr, Roberston, Wilson, Elwick)
  • London Education Research Network for Social Justice (LERNS) (Jerome)
  • Programme evaluation for ACT’s Building Resilience Project (Jerome)
  • Women, Workforce & Wellbeing International EY Collaborative (Osgood)
  • The Big Childcare Conversation (Robertson)
  • Reconfiguring Quality in Early Childhood and Education (keynote addresses at RECE conference, TACTYC Annual Conference)
  • BERJ Virtual Issue: Feminist Thought in Educational Research (Osgood)
  • Cool Food Planet, a science-based educational website that engages children aged 6-12 years old in nutrition, food safety & physical activity (Harding)

Funding sources for such projects include:

  • TACTYC, Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT)

Recent publications include:

  • OSGOOD, J. ROBERTSON, L., SAKR, M., WILSON, D. & ELWICK, A. (2017, forthcoming). Early Years Training & Qualifications Study: Early Years.
  • ANDREW, Y., CORR, L. OSGOOD, J., LENT, C., O’BRIEN, M. & BOYD, M. (under review) “Worthwhile work? Childcare, feminist ethics and cooperative research practices” Gender & Education
  • HARDING, J. (forthcoming) ‘Digitally – expressed emotions’ research. An investigation into the way in which children use digital media to explore challenging emotions and moments of transition in their lives  – accepted for Dark Play CIEC Special Issue
  • KINOS, J., ROBERTSON, L., BARBOUR, N. and PUKK, M. (2016 in press) The Need For Child Initiated Pedagogy In The Context Of Participatory Democracy In Finland, Estonia, England and The USA. Childhood Education.
  • OSGOOD, J. SCARLET, R. R. & The EYLF Pirates. (2016, in press). ‘Inspired by Anti Bias Approaches: Living the Act-ivist dream’ in R.R. Scarlet (Ed) Anti-Bias Approaches in Early Childhood.  Multiverse Press: Sydney.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2016, in press). Foreward to Roberston, K. H. & Jones-Diaz, C. (2016) Diversity & Difference in Early Childhood:Issues for Theory & Practice. OU Press.
  • OSGOOD, J. (2016). Editorial. Reimagining Quality in Early Childhood Education Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 17 (1) 1-8.
  • KESSLER-SINGH, L and ROBERTSON, L. H. (2016). Making waves: Towards a pedagogy of discourse.
  • JEROME, L. & BHARGAVA, M. (2015) Effective Medium Term Planning for Teachers. London: Sage.
  • OSGOOD, J. & MAXWELL, C. (2015). Feminist thought in Educational Research. British Educational Research Journal. Special Issue.
  • ROBERTSON, L., KINOS, J., Barbour, N. PUKK, M.and ROSQVIST, L.  (2015) Child-initiated pedagogies in Finland, Estonia and England: exploring young children’s views on decisions. Early Child Development and Care. Special Issue: Early Childhood Pedagogy.Vol.185:11-12, pp1815-1827
  • BURGHARDT, V., BARNABY, B. and ROBERTSON, L. (2015) All about… multilingualism & critical thinking. Nursery World. August 2015
  • ROBERTSON, L. (2015) Early Years: Young children deserve the best possible start in life. Forum. 57:1, pp.31-34.
  • ROBERTSON, L. H. and HILL, D. (2014) Policy and Ideologies in Schooling and Early Years Education in England: Implications for and Impacts on Leadership, Management and Equality. Management in Education Special Issue: Early childhood education: participation in policy and practice. Vol. 28:4, pp. 67–174.
  • ROBERTSON, L. H. and DRURY, R. (2014) Silencing bilingualism: a day in a life of a bilingual practitioner. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.17: 5, September 2014, pp. 610-623 Online:10.1080/13670050.2013.864252