Journal articles

McLean, K., Edwards, S., Evangelou, M., & Lambert, P. (2017). Supported Playgroups in Schools: Bonding and bridging family knowledge about transition to formal schooling. Cambridge Journal of Education, 15(3) 227-237. Doi:10.1177/1476718X15595753

McLean, K., Edwards, S., Evangelou, M., Skouteris, H., Harrison, L.J., Hemphill, S.A., Sullivan, P., & Lambert, P. (2017). Playgroups as sites for parental education. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 15(3), 227-237. doi:10.1177/1476718X15595753

McLean, K., Edwards, S., Morris, H. (2017). Community playgroup social media and parental learning about play. Computers & Education, 115, 201-210. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2017.08.004

McLean, K., Edwards, S., Colliver, Y., & Schaper, C. (2014). Supported playgroups in schools: What matters for caregivers and their children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(4), 73-80. (FEA ‘A’) doi:10.4226/66/5a9cc56eb0bbd

Chapters

Edwards, S., & McLean, K. & Lambert, P. (2017). Fostering children’s everyday mathematical knowledge through caregiver participation in supported playgroups in schools. In S. Phillipson, P. Sullivan, & A. Gervasoni (Eds.), Engaging families as the first mathematics educators of children (pp. 235-246). Singapore: Springer. Doi:10.1007/978-981-10-2553-2

McLean, K., & Edwards, S. (2016). Beginning the conversations about young children’s engagement with technology in contemporary times. In S. Garvis & N. Lemon (Eds.), Understanding digital technologies and young children: An international perspective (pp. 155-165). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Reports

McLean, K., Edwards, S., Lambert, P., Gibson, B., & Hallowell, L. (2016). Promoting the provision of parental provided play-activities in transition playgroups. A Research Report Prepared for Playgroup Victoria. Melbourne, VIC: Australian Catholic University.

McLean, K., Edwards, S., Morris, H., Hallowell, L., & Swinkels, K. (2016). Community playgroups – Connecting rural families locally. A Research Report Prepared for Playgroup Victoria. Melbourne, VIC: Australian Catholic University. Report

Conference/Keynote presentations

McLean, K. (2017). Building capabilities through playgroup participation: A theory driven approach to parent engagement. Keynote presentation presented at LSIA 7th Annual Research Symposium, Melbourne Australia, 17 November 2017.