The Right to Play: Are young children free to determine their own actions?
Dr Jo Albin-Clark I recently saw an art exhibition with Mark Titchener that got me thinking about how far young children are free to determine their own actions. Previously my research interests have been about how teachers observe playful learning (Albin-Clark, 2021, 2022) and develop critical awareness about children as holders of rights (Albin-Clark and […]
Slackening of Statutory Measures to Safeguard Children: An Outcome of the Coronavirus Outbreak
Since lock down measures have been implemented in the United Kingdom, the Secretary of State for England has exercised its powers to make changes to regulations concerned with the care planning, placement and review of services designed for some of our most vulnerable children. Specifically, changes have been made which dilute regulations relating to the […]
Dr Julia Hope: Children’s Literature about Refugees
Visiting from Goldsmiths’ University, last week Dr Julia Hope shared her wealth of experience from her PhD research and a decade as a ‘refugee teacher’, working with children from a refugee background in the classroom. Sponsored by 4P this event took place on the 14th May. Her paper explored the range of ways in which […]