Voice, Inclusion and Participation focuses on international discourses, policies and practices of social inclusion and justice in the fields of education and early childhood. Whether in formal settings, such as nurseries, schools or universities, or in contexts such as family, community or virtual spaces, we are interested in the lived experiences of learners, parents, caregivers, volunteers and practitioners. Our research involves working in partnership with practitioners, service users and academics to question and enrich theories, policies and practices of social inclusion, justice, participation and voice.
The interests and the research and scholarship groups members are interdisciplinary. Our research spans a wide variety of sectors including early years provision, Children’s Centres, schools, informal, alternative and community education and contexts, continuing professional development, special educational needs provision, colleges and higher education.
Cluster lead: Joanna Haynes