Research and Learning

Books Published / Book Chapters:

McNair, L. J. (in press) ‘Come Let Us Live with Our Children: an ethnographical approach to carrying out research with young children. In ‘Research Journeys – Transition Journeys.  The Bloomsbury Handbook of Early Childhood Transitions. London: Bloomsbury.

 

Dunlop A-W., Burns, M., and McNair, L. J. (2020) Raising the status of the early years workforce and what this means for children’s experience. In S. Palmer (ed). Play is the Way.  Paisley: CCWB Press.

 

Blaisdell, C., Davis J., Arldross, A., McNair, L.J. (2019) Testing, universalism, and the governance of young children’s development in India and Scotland: towards a more participatory fulfilment of young children’s rights. London: Routledge.

 

McNair, L. (2019) ‘A Case Study at Cowgate Under 5s Centre’ In T. Bruce., P. Elfer., S. Powell., and L. Werth (eds.). The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice. London: Routledge.

 

McNair, L. et al. (2019) ‘Communities of Froebelian practice: strawberry runners and the Edinburgh Froebel Network’. In T. Bruce., P. Elfer., S. Powell., and L. Werth (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice. London: Routledge.

 

McNair, L.J. and Whinnett, J. (2018) ‘Tracing Froebel’s Legacy – Curriculum for Excellence (Scotland).’ In T. Bruce (2018). The Froebel Story. London: Sage.

 

Ravenscroft, J. Davis, J. M. and McNair, L.J. (2018) ‘The Continuity Need for Child Led Approaches within Inclusive Systems: A focus on transition across eight countries. In S. Halder., V. Argyropoulos (eds.) Inclusive Practices, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities: Insights for Educators Across the World. London: Palgrave.

 

Spratt, J., Spencer, B., McNair L.J, Whinnett, J., Waters, J. & Clement, J. (2018) Froebelian chimings with the legally framed early childhood curriculum document in Great Britain.  In T. Bruce, P. Elfer, S. Powell and L. Werth. The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice: Re-articulating Research and Policy. Bruce, T., Elfer, P., Powell, S. & Werth, L. (eds.). Routledge, p. 285-291.

 

McNair, L.J. (2017) ‘Case Study at Cowgate Under 5s Centre’. In T. Bruce (2019) (ed.) The Froebel Story.  London: Sage Publications. (pp.132-137).

 

McNair, L. J., and Warden, C. (2016) ‘A Scottish perspective: development of a value-based curriculum’.  In D. Boyd and N. Hirst (eds.) Understanding Early Years Education across the UK: Comparing practice in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.   (pp.100 -159).

 

Warden, C., and McNair, L. (2016) ‘A Scottish Perspective: development of a value based curriculum’. In D. Boyd., N. Hirst (ed). Comparing practice in England, Scotland and Wales. Taylor and Francis Group.

 

McNair, L.J. (2012) ‘Offering Children First-Hand Experiences Through Forest School: Relating to and Learning About Nature’. In T. Bruce (ed.) Froebel Today (pp.57-69).  London: Sage Publications.

 

 

Books edited

Bruce, T., Mc Nair, L. J., and Whinnett, J. (2020) (editors) Putting Storytelling at the Heart of Early Childhood Practice. London: Routledge.

 

 

Articles Published (sole author)

McNair, L.J. (2021), Digital Play. The Froebel Trust.

 

McNair, L. J. (2021) The Relationship Between Young Children’s Transitions and Power: ‘Why are all the doors locked? I don’t feel free…I am not in charge of me anymore.’  Children’s Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2021.1952162.

 

McNair, L. (2007), A Developmental Project in the Garden, Early Childhood Practice: The Journal for Multi Professional Partnerships. 9, (1) 31-41.

Joint articles published

Blaisdell, C., McNair, L.J., Davis, J.M., and Addison, L.J. (2001) “‘Why am I in all of these pictures?’ From Learning Stories to Lived Stories: the politics of children’s participation rights in documentation practices” European Early Childhood Education Research Journal.

McNair, L.J., and Flemig, S. (in press) Nature Nurture and the Space Between: Lessons from Froebel. GERM.

McNair, L.J., Blaisdell, C., Davis, J.M., Addison, L.A. (2021) Posing Unique and Urgent Challenges to Understandings of Quality: Elucidations through a Froebelian lens.  GERM. 

McNair, L.J., Blaisdell, C., Davis, J. & Addison, L. (2020) Quality for whom? – Perspectives on ‘quality’ in the context of the Scottish ELC expansion.

McNair, L. J.., Blaisdell, C., Davis, J., Addison, L.J. (2021) Acts of Pedagogical Resistance: Marking out an ethical boundary against human technologies. Policy Futures Education. Sage.

McNair, L. J., and Powell, S. (2020) Froebel: a path least trodden. Early Childhood Education.

Blaisdell, C., McNair, L.J., Addison, L.J., and Davis, J.M. (2020). ‘Why Am I In All of These Pictures’? The Politics of Children’s Rights (under review). EECERA 2020.

McNair, L. J., Cameron, I., and Gilbertston, L. (2019) Adult Roles in Support of Early Childhood Play, Encouraging Sensitivity To The Individual And Reflexive Approaches.  Scottish Educational Review.  51 (2) pp. 43-49.

 

Reports

McNair, L. J. (2020) ‘Parliamentary Review’ Invited to write by Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett on Pedagogical Documentation.

 

Davis, J. M., MacNicol, R., McNair, L.J., Mann, J., O’Neill, M., Wray, B (2016) ‘An Equal Start: A plan for equality in early learning and care in Scotland. Bigger: Common Weal.

 

Davis, J.M., Aruldoss, V., McNair, L.J., and Bizas, N. (2013) Enabling Creativity in Learning Environments: Lessons from CREANOVA project.  Learning Landscapes Special issues: Creativity: Insights, Directions and Possibilities. 6 (1): 179 – 200.

 

Davis, J.,M., Aruldoss, V., McNair, L.J., and Bizas, N. (2012) Enabling Creativity in Learning Environments: Lessons from the CREANOVA project. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh. [available at: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/49395/1/Enabling_Creativity.pdf]

 

Davis, J.M., Ravenscroft, J., McNair, L.J., and Noble, A (2012). FIESTA: A Framework for European Collaborative Working, Inclusive Education and Transition: Analysing Concepts, Structures and Relationships. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh) [available at: http://www.enableireland.ie/sites/default/files/publication/FIESTA_Literature_Review_v6_9_12.pdf]

 

Davis J. M., Kilgore, J, McNair, L.J., and Bremner, J (2006) Early Years Staff’s Views of VQS and HNCs.  Scottish Social Service Council and Care Commission.

 

Book Awards

Nursery World Award: Professional Book (2021):

Bruce, T., Mc Nair, L. J., and Whinnett, J. (2020) (editors) Putting Storytelling at the Heart of Early Childhood Practice. London: Routledge.

 

Nursery World Award for Outstanding Publication (2014):

McNair, L. (2012) ‘Froebel today: Offering Children First-Hand Experiences Through Forest School: Relating to and Learning About Nature. London: Sage Publications.

 

Lectures and Presentations 

On 18 November 2021, 7pm, Lynn was invited by the Froebel Trust to provide contributions to the annual lecture by Pasi Sahlberg, the author of ‘Let the Children Play’.

On 8th December 2021, 7.30pm, Lynn was invited to speak by Kinderly on Understanding Froebel: Putting principles into practice. The presentation can be found here and more about Kinderly Webinars here.

On 8th December 2021, 2:00pm, Lynn was invited to present on Enabling participation in early childhood education: learning from policy interventions in different cultural contexts

 

 

 

 

 

In February 2022, Lynn presented on Lived Stories, in her presentation ‘Why am I in all these pictures?’ From Learning Stories to Lived Stories: the politics of childrens’ participation rights in documentation practices. Available here.

On March 2nd 2022, Lynn McNair and Lian Higgins (SEYO) presented on Living Alongside Children; Taking Children’s Rights Seriously. Available here.

On March 3rd 2022, Lynn McNair alongside Karen Lawson, Sophie Hadaway and Hanneke Scott-van Wel hosted a workshop on leadership skills. Available here.