Christina Milarvie Quarrell is a Poet Photographer Artist born and raised in the Govanhill Gorbals communities. Her work celebrates the values of people before profit. Art is her passion and she utilises […]
2. Demystifying Creative Pedagogy in Early Learning and Play: Critiquing Technical Rational Ideas of ‘Quality’
This post by John Davis continues our discussion concerning pedagogy in order to explain the political context of our work. It questions rigid notions of ‘quality’ that impose inflexible ‘norms’ on our […]
3. Demystifying Creative Pedagogy in Early Learning and Play: Enabling Holistic, Anti-discriminatory, Socially Just and Inclusive Pedagogy:
The first post in this series of 3 posts argued that pedagogy is the space where we analyse, enquire, evaluate and reflect on the way we work with children. It criticised approaches […]
Collaboration v Compulsion: Minimum Intervention v Child Protection, Participation v Preventative Early Intervention, Redistribution v Sticking Plasters – What Are The Hall Marks of a Socially Just and Rights-Based Child and Family Support System?
John Davis and Harla Octarra examine the implications of the Supreme Court decision on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. Professor John M. Davis has written two books on […]
To commemorate the anniversary of Benny Lynch’s death, in a collaboratively written article, Christina Milarvie Quarrell and John Davis consider: why it is time to raise a statue to Glasgow’s greatly loved […]
Political Red Herrings, Childhood and Butterflies – Let Us Stand Together and Learn lessons From Billy Jean King
My last post mentioned red herrings? Aye, there have been lots of red herrings put about in recent weeks by apparent experts and there is a danger that we get side-tracked post […]
500,000 more children were put into absolute poverty in the last government, 4.1 million Children are still experiencing absolute child poverty and the Tories are gloating about the figures?
When Labour came to power in 1997 the previous conservative government left a situation where relative child poverty (60% of median income) before housing costs were 27 % (3.4 million) and after […]