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ImaYDiT - Imagining young disabled people's transitions in a time of major societal change: Research project report (2018)
Report
Jones, M., Curran, T., Ferguson, S., Reed, M., Cull, N., Lawrence, A., …Paterson, Z. (2018). ImaYDiT - Imagining young disabled people's transitions in a time of major societal change: Research project report

ImaYDiT was funded by DRILL – Disability Research for Independent Living and Learning. This is supported by the Big Lottery Fund. WiltsCIL staff, members of WiltsCIL Coproduction Group and researchers at UWE came up with the original idea for this p... Read More about ImaYDiT - Imagining young disabled people's transitions in a time of major societal change: Research project report.

The everyday worlds of disabled children (2018)
Book Chapter
Curran, T., Runswick-Cole, K., & Liddiard, K. The everyday worlds of disabled children. In G. Thomas, & D. Sakellariou (Eds.), Disability, Normalcy, and the EverydayRoutledge. Manuscript submitted for publication

Drawing on our work in the developing area of disabled children's childhood studies, we expose the ways in which disabled children's lives are so often overshadowed by what we describe as the tyranny of the norm and by mundane everyday disablism. How... Read More about The everyday worlds of disabled children.

Disabled children’s childhood studies and leadership as experts by experience: Learning activism in health and social care education (2018)
Book Chapter
Curran, T., Sayers, R., & Percy-Smith, B. (2018). Disabled children’s childhood studies and leadership as experts by experience: Learning activism in health and social care education. In K. Runswick-Cole, T. Curran, & K. Liddiard (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Disabled CHildren's Childhood StudiesPalgrave MacMillan

People involved in disabled children’s childhood studies, and others who contribute their experience of using health and social care services, strongly object to being seen by professionals as ‘the problem’. In contrast Experts by Experience involved... Read More about Disabled children’s childhood studies and leadership as experts by experience: Learning activism in health and social care education.

The Palgrave handbook of disabled children's childhoods (2018)
Book
Runswick-Cole, K., Curran, T., & Liddiard, K. (2018). K. Runswick-Cole, T. Curran, & K. Liddiard (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of disabled children's childhoods. Palgrave

Disabled children’s lives have often been discussed through medical concepts of disability rather than concepts of childhood. Western understandings of childhood have defined disabled children against child development ‘norms’ and have provided the r... Read More about The Palgrave handbook of disabled children's childhoods.

‘Rights indictors: Using disabled children’s childhood studies' (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Curran, T. (2017, June). ‘Rights indictors: Using disabled children’s childhood studies'. Paper presented at ISCI 2017: 6th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators

This paper asks how disabled children’s childhood studies can inform the development of child rights indicators. The use of child development and the medical model of disability is generally justified on the grounds that they enable us to identify ch... Read More about ‘Rights indictors: Using disabled children’s childhood studies'.

Disabled children's childhoods: What are the research priorities? (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Curran, T. (2016, July). Disabled children's childhoods: What are the research priorities?. Paper presented at 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavorial Development

This paper discusses the discourses of childhood and disability to develop research questions that are concerned with disabled children's childhoods. The three principles proposed focus on the views of disabled children; discuss the ethics involved a... Read More about Disabled children's childhoods: What are the research priorities?.

Foucault and the government of disability (2016)
Journal Article
Curran, T. (2016). Foucault and the government of disability. Disability and Society, 31(3), 434-437. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2016.1141572

In this second edition of Foucault and the Government of Disability there are four new chap- ters in Part v, ‘Disability and Governmentality in the Present’, but it is a book worth reading from the start for the rst time and for the second time. Thi... Read More about Foucault and the government of disability.

The PMLD ambiguity: Articulating the life-worlds of children with profound and multiple learning disabilities (2015)
Journal Article
Curran, T. (2015). The PMLD ambiguity: Articulating the life-worlds of children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Disability and Society, 30(7), 1129-1131. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2015.1037559

The PMLD Ambiguity questions the passive construction of children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) viewing PMLD people as having complex, dynamic and varied forms of shared and personal experience. It is based on Ben... Read More about The PMLD ambiguity: Articulating the life-worlds of children with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Disabled children’s childhood studies: a distinct approach? (2014)
Journal Article
Curran, T., & Runswick-Cole, K. (2014). Disabled children’s childhood studies: a distinct approach?. Disability and Society, 29(10), 1617-1630. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2014.966187

© 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis. This paper suggests that the emergence of disabled children’s childhood studies as an area of study offers a distinct approach to inquiry; it represents a significant shift away from the long-standing deficit discou... Read More about Disabled children’s childhood studies: a distinct approach?.

Disabled children's childhood studies in a global context: Creative contributions to change (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Curran, T., & Runswick-Cole, K. (2014, April). Disabled children's childhood studies in a global context: Creative contributions to change

We introduce the emergence of disabled children’s childhood studies; present stories about home, school, and community life by disabled children, parents, and disabled adults; and discuss ethical research toward change in a global context.

A critical analysis of workforce development research use in the transformation of children’s services (2014)
Journal Article
Curran, T., Oliver, B., & Benjamin, C. (2014). A critical analysis of workforce development research use in the transformation of children’s services. Journal of Social Work, 14(4), 360-379. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017313477977

Summary: This article is based on a study commissioned to find out how agencies providing children’s services in England used workforce development research in the transformation of children’s services. Workforce development research is primarily abo... Read More about A critical analysis of workforce development research use in the transformation of children’s services.

Living and working in a diverse world (2011)
Book Chapter
Curran, T. (2011). Living and working in a diverse world. In B. Oliver, & R. Pittson (Eds.), Working with Children, Young People and Families, 121-137. Learning Matters

Disabled Children in Childhood Studies (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Curran, T. (2010, May). Disabled Children in Childhood Studies. Paper presented at Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies Conference