Huffington Post UK, interview for article on research findings ‘This is why kids love talking about poo and bums so much’, 24th July. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/why-kids-love-talking-about-poo-and-bums-so-much_uk_5d37260ee4b020cd994a2114
BBC Newsround, blog on research findings ‘Why kids like to say ‘poo’, ‘wee’ and ‘bum’, 25th July. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49099116
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)
Some Relevant Book Chapters
Kirby, P. and Webb, R. (forthcoming - early 2020) 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
Some Relevant Journal Papers
Kirby, P. (2019) Marshmallow claps and frozen children: sitting on the carpet in the modern ‘on-task’ primary classroom, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, DOI: 10.1080/14681366.2019.1650390 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681366.2019.1650390
Kirby, P. (2019) Children’s agency in the modern primary classroom, Children & Society,
Webb, R. and Kirby, P. (2019) Modelling Transformative Education, FORUM, 61(1), 89-103. 2019.
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. (2019) ‘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. entanglementsjournal.org/%20hot%20bubbly%20poo/
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), entanglementsjournal.org/what-could-possibly-go-wrong-by-way-of-introducing-the-ethnographer-to-a-primary-school-assembly/
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.
Kirby, P. and Webb, R. 'Rebalancing and broadening contemporary education to include a focus on both conformity and transformation', workshop at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference, 12th September 2019, University of Manchester.
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.