Dr Katherine Evans
Lecturer in Education (Early Childhood Studies)
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Lecturer BA Early Childhood Studies and BEd (Hons) Primary (FS/KS1)
2017 - ESRC funded PhD 'Deconstructing Readiness in Early Childhood Education', University of Exeter
2012 - MSc Educational Research, University of Exeter
2010 - EYPS, University of the West of England
2005 - BEd (Hons) Primary (Art), University of Reading
Early childhood education
School readiness and transitions in the early years
Post human perspectives on early childhood education
My doctorate focused on deconstructing the concept of 'readiness' in relation to early childhood education.
I am currently interested in how posthumanist ideas can help us to think differently about children's experiences of transition in early childhood education.
McGuire, J. & Evans, K. (2018) Finding a Need for Measurement: The Case of the Aliens Underpants. Mathematics Teaching Vol 261, 36-40.
Evans, K. (2016) Beyond a logic of quality: Opening space for material-discursive practices of ‘readiness’ in early years education. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.Vol17(1), 65-77.
Evans, K. (2015) Reconceptualizing dominant discourses in early childhood education: Exploring readiness as an active-ethical-relation. Complicity 12(1): 32–51.
Evans, K. (2013) ‘School readiness’: The struggle for complexity. LEARNing Landscapes 7(1): 171–186.
Evans, K. (2017) Deconstructing Readiness in Early Childhood Education. PhD Thesis. University of Exeter.