University of Strathclyde: Call for Case Study Contributions

Date: 11th February 2019
Category: Respect for the views of the child, Training, Education, including vocational education


Contributions wanted for ‘Theory and Practice of Voice in Early Childhood: A Guide for the Early Years’.

As we mark 30 years of the UNCRC, the focus on children’s voice in matters that affect them is growing in intensity. Much has already been written about what might be understood by the term 'voice’ with children. What this guide aims to offer is more practical guidance on how we might listen to children, hear their voices and create spaces where voice is respected.

As such you are invited to submit case study contributions (approx. 2000 words) for the up-coming book on the topic of voice, to provide this practice-based link to theory. If you have examples of good practice around voice with children from birth to 8 years- old, please get in touch if they fit with the book’s main themes:

  1. Voice and Democracy
  2. Culture of Voice and Listening
  3. Spaces, Places, Skills and Tools for Voice
  4. Enabling and Building Capacity for Voice.

The team are willing to help with writing these case studies for anyone who feels nervous or has never published about their practice before. A structure for the case study writing can also be provided. For more information about the background to this work see (

Those interested to contribute should contact Lorna Arnott ( and submit a 200 words summary of your case study and a short rationale for why it fits with one or more of the above themes.

  • Expression of interests due: 15th Feb 2019
  • Decision notification on case studies: 28th Feb 2019
  • Final case studies due: 10th June 2019 (help in writing can be provided)
  • Revision notification for case studies: 10th July 2019 (support can be provided).
  • Final case study submission: 1st September 2019.
  • The book will be published in 2020.