BBC Radio Four, Women's Hour - talking about girls conformity in school, 21st January, 2019
BBC Radio Sussex, Interview with Sarah Gorrell on BBC Sussex Drive at 5, 14th December, 2018
Education Today (12/12/18)
Kirby, P. and Webb, R. (forthcoming) Taking Part, Joining In and Being Heard? Ethnographic explorations of children’s participation in three UK primary schools in J. Todres and S. King (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Children Rights Law, Oxford: OUP.
Webb, R. (2015) Negotiating the ‘3Rs’: deconstructing the politics of ‘Rights, Respect and Responsibility’ in one English Primary School in: T. Dragonas, K. Gergen, S. McNamee and E. Tseliou, (Eds.) Education as Social Construction: Contributions to Theory, Research and Practice. Chagrin Falls, Ohio: Taos Institute Publications (e-book) pp. 283-297, ISBN 9781938552427
Webb, R. & Crossouard, B. (2015) Learners, politics and education, in: D. Scott & E. Hargreaves (Eds.) SAGE Handbook of Learning. London & New York, SAGE, pp. 169-178, ISBN 9781446287569
Lancaster, P. and Kirby, P. (2013) Seen and heard: exploring assumptions, beliefs and values underpinning young children’s participation, in G. Pugh and B. Duffy (eds.) Contemporary Issues in Early Years. London: Sage.
Kirby, P. and Laws, S. (2009) Advocacy for children in Family Group Conferences: reflections on personal and public decision-making, in B. Percy-Smith and N. Thomas (eds.) A handbook of children’s participation: perspectives from theory and practice. Oxford: Routledge.
Laws, S. and Kirby, P. (2008) At the table or under the table? A comparative study of professional and informal advocacy for children in Family Group Conferences, in C.M. Oliver, J. Dalrympl (eds.) Developing Advocacy for Children and Young People: Current Issues in Research, Policy and Practice. London: Kingsley
Kirby, P. (2002) Participatory research with children and young people, in B. Franklin (ed) The Handbook of Children’s Rights: comparative policy & practice. London: Routledge.
Journal Papers Webb, R. and Kirby, P. (2019) Modelling Transformative Education, FORUM, 61(1), 89-103. 2019. http://www.wwwords.co.uk/forum/content/pdfs/61/issue61_1.asp
Webb, R. (forthcoming) Post-structuralism and ideas of Gender meet Student Voice and Power in Michael A. Peters (Ed.) Student Voice and Power, Encyclopaedia of Teacher Education – A Living Reference Work, NZ: Springer
Kirby, P. (forthcoming) ‘Hot bubbly poo’: navigating children’s scatological humour at school, Entanglements: Experiments in Multimodal Ethnography, 2:1 (on-line journal). This paper explores the transformative researcher-participant encounters offering moments for children to renegotiate what they can do and be. https://entanglementsjournal.org/
Kirby, P. (2018) Orbits of Opinion. Excursions Journal, June 2018, 8(1). http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/ Winner of the People’s Choice Award in the University of Sussex ‘Doctoral research photo competition’ for the above image: children find moments in the school day to carve out their own orbits through movement, speech, humour, storytelling and optical adventures –— as well as sitting quietly and still –— to think about, understand, re-imagine and speak their opinions.
Webb, R. (2018) What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (by way of introducing ‘the ethnographer’ to a primary school assembly), Entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography, 1:2 (online journal), https://entanglementsjournal.org/
Webb, R. (2018) Research methods for pedagogy, Journal of Education for Teaching, 44:3, 407-409, https://doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2018.1444000
Webb, R. (2017) Being Yourself: everyday ways of doing and being gender in a Rights-Respecting primary school, Gender and Education, pp.1- 16. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2017.1309010, https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2017.1309010
Webb, R. (2017): The posthuman child – educational transformation through philosophy with picture books, Journal of Education for Teaching, pp. 637-639, DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2017.1374072, https://doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2017.1374072
Webb, R. (2017) with E. Mayes, S. Bakhshi, V. Wasner, A. Cook-Sather, M. Mohammad, D.C. Bishop, S. Groundwater-Smith, M. Prior, E. Nelson, J. McGregor, K, R. Webb, R, L. Flashman, C. McLaughlin, E. Cowley, E. (2017). What can a conception of power do? Theories and images of power in student voice work. International Journal of Student Voice, Vol. 2, No.1. https://ijsv.psu.edu/?article=what-can-a-conception-of-power-do-theories-and-images-of-power-in-student-voice-work
Kirby, P. and Mclaughlin, C. (2016) Book review: Teacher agency: an ecological approach, by Mark Priestley, Gert Biesta and Sarah Robinson, British Journal of Educational Studies, 64(4), p.557-559.
Kirby. P. and Gibbs, S. (2005) Facilitating participation: adults’ caring support roles within Child-to-Child projects in schools and after-school settings, Children and Society, 19:5, p.209-222.
Kirby, P. (2001) Participatory research in schools, Forum: Journal for promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education, 43:2, p.74-77.
Recent conference papers
Kirby, P. (2018) ‘Learning hard’: children’s lived experiences of classroom character initiatives, exploring how positioning children as lacking in resilience denies them the opportunity to explore different understandings of the world. British Educational Research Association (BERA's) annual conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle, September 2019. Perpetua won 2nd prize in the BERA Early Career Researcher Presentation Awards., scoring highly for the contribution of the research to education.
Other research dissemination
Kirby, P. (2010) Listening to children in Family Group Conferences and other settings, seminar paper presented at Listening to Children and the Family Justice Review, Coram, Deutche Bank, London. 17 November.
Fielding, M. and Kirby, P. (2009) Developing Student-Led Reviews: an exploration of practice in primary, special and secondary schools, seminar paper presented at Developing Student Led Reviews, Institute of Education, UCL, London, 11 December.
Sebba, J. and Robinson, C. with Boushel, M., Carnie, F., Farlie, J., Hunt, F. and Kirby, P. (2010) Evaluation of UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools award. Unicef, University of Brighton and University of Sussex.
Lancaster, P. Y. and Kirby, P. (2010) Listening to young children: a comprehensive resource to support practitioners to listen and respond to young children. Milton Keynes: Open University Press & McGraw-Hill.
Kirby, P., Lanyon, C., Cronin, K. and Sinclair, R. (2003) Building a culture of participation: involving children and young people in policy, service planning, delivery and evaluation. Research report and handbook. London: Department for Education and Skills.
Marchant, R. and Kirby, P. (2005) The participation of young children: communication, consultation and involvement, in Willow, C., Marchant, P., Kirby, P. and Neale, B. Young children’s participation. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Kirby, P. with Bryson, S. (2002) Measuring the magic: evaluating and researching young people’s participation in decision-making. London: Carnegie Young People's Initiative.