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Books and Monographs

Connolly, P. (2009) Developing Programmes to Promote Ethnic Diversity in Early Childhood: Lessons from Northern Ireland. Working Paper No. 52. The Hague, The Netherlands: Bernard van Leer Foundation.

Connolly, P. and Hayden, J. with Levin, D. (2007) From Conflict to Peace Building: The Power of Early Childhood Initiatives - Lessons from around the World. Redmond, WA: World Forum Foundation (Publication date: 15 May 2007).

Connolly, P. (2007) Quantitative Data Analysis in Education: A Critical Overview Using SPSS. London: Routledge (Publication date: 28 May 2007).

Connolly, P. (2004) Boys and Schooling in the Early Years. London: RoutledgeFalmer.

Connolly, P. (1998) Racism, Gender Identities and Young Children: Social Relations in A Multi-Ethnic, Inner-City Primary School. London: Routledge.

Connolly, P. & Troyna, B. (eds) (1998) Researching Racism in Education: Politics, Theory and Practice. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Current Book Projects

Connolly, P., Biggart, A., O'Hare, L., Miller, S. and Thurston, A. (Due June 2015) Randomised Controlled Trials in Education. BERA/Sage Education Research Methods Series. London: Sage.

Chapters in Books

Connolly, P. (2012) Statistical analysis tools, in: Arthur, J., Waring, M., Coe, R. and Hedges, L.V. (eds.) Research Methods and Methodologies in Education. London: Sage.

Connolly, P. (2008) Race, gender and critical reflexivity in research with young children, in: P. Christensen and A. James (eds.) Research With Children: Perspectives and Practices, Second Edition, London: Routledge.

Connolly, P. and Khaoury, R. (2008) Whiteness, racism and exclusion in Northern Ireland: A critical race perspective in: C. Coulter and M. Murray (eds.) Northern Ireland after the Troubles? A Society in Transition. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Connolly, P. (2007) "boys will be boys" ... but in what ways? Social class and the development of young boys' schooling identities, in: D. Thiessen and A. Cook-Sather (Eds) International Hanbook of Student Experience in Elementary and Secondary School. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Connolly, P. (2006) "It goes without saying (well, sometimes)": racism, whiteness and identity in Northern Ireland, in: J. Agyeman and S. Neal (Eds) The New Countryside? Ethnicity, Nation and Exclusion in Contemporary Rural Britain, Bristol: Policy Press.

Connolly, P. (2003) Gendered and gendering spaces: playgrounds in the early years, in: C. Skelton & B. Francis (Eds) Boys and Girls in the Primary Classroom. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Connolly, P. (2003) The development of young children's ethnic identities: implications for early years practice, in: C. Vincent (ed.) Social Justice, Education and Identity, London: RoutledgeFalmer. Reprinted in: P. Hick and G. Thomas (eds) Inclusion and Diversity in Education, Volume 2, pp. 139-157, London: Sage.

Connolly, P. & Healy, J. (2003) The development of children's attitudes towards 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland, in: O. Hargie & D. Dickson (eds.) Researching the Troubles: Social Science Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Conflict, Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing.

Connolly, P. & Keenan, M. (1999) The employment and training needs of minority ethnic people in Northern Ireland, in: Commission for Racial Equality for Northern Ireland Into the Light. Belfast: CRENI.

Connolly, P. (1998) 'Dancing to the wrong tune': ethnography, generalisation and research on racism in schools, in: P. Connolly and B. Troyna (eds) Researching Racism in Education: Politics, Theory and Practice. Buckingham: Open University Press, pp. 122-139.

Connolly, P. (1997) In search of authenticity: researching young children's perspectives, in: A. Pollard et al. (eds) Children and Their Curriculum: The Perspectives of Primary and Elementary School Children. London: Falmer Press, pp. 162 183.

Connolly, P. (1997) Racism and postmodernism: towards a theory of practice, in D. Owen (ed) Sociology After Postmodernism, London: Sage. Reprinted in: Robbins, D. (ed.) (2001) Masters of Sociological Theory: Pierre Bourdieu, London: Sage.

Connolly, P. (1996) Doing what comes naturally? Standpoint epistemology, critical social research and the politics of identity, in E. Stina Lyon and J. Busfield (eds) Methodological Imaginations, Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, pp. 185-199.

Winter, K. and Connolly, P. (1996) 'Keeping it in the family': Thatcherism and the Children Act 1989, in: J. Pilcher and S. Wagg (eds) Thatcher's Children: Politics. Childhood and Society in the 1980s and 1990s, London: Falmer Press, pp. 29-42.

Connolly. P. (1995) Reconsidering multicultural/antiracist strategies in education: articulations of `race' and gender in a primary school, in: M. Griffiths and B. Troyna (eds) Antiracism, Culture and Social Justice in Education, Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books, pp. 133-148.

Connolly, P. (1995) Boys will be boys? racism, sexuality and the construction of masculine identities amongst infant boys, in: J. Holland, M. Blair and S. Sheldon (eds) Debates and Issues in Feminist Research and Pedagogy, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters in association with the Open University, pp. 169-195. Reprinted in: B. Cosin and M. Hales (eds) (1997) Families, Education and Social Differences, London: Routledge, pp. 164-189.

Connolly, P. (1995) 'Race' and policing in the inner-city: an ethnographic study, in: P. Dunleavy and J. Stanyer (eds) Contemporary Political Studies 1995, Belfast: Political Studies Association, pp. 199-210.

Research Reports

Atherton, F., Connolly, P., Godding, R., Hulme, R. and O'Hare, L. (2014) An Efficacy Test of an Adapted Version of Booktime. Chester: University of Chester.

Emerson, L., Orr, K. and Connolly, P. (2014) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the "Prison to Peace: Learning from the Experience of Political Ex-Prisoners" Educational Programme. Belfast: Centre for Effective Education. Download full report (PDF, 2.5MB) | Download executive summary (PDF, 479KB) | Download young people's research summary (PDF, 261KB) | Download research briefing (PDF, 366KB).

Maxwell, B., Connolly, P., Demack, S., O'Hare, L. and Clague, L. (2014) Summer Activity Reading Programme: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation. Download the report (PDF, 1.4MB).

Maxwell, B., Connolly, P., Demack, S., O'Hare, L. and Clague, L. (2014) TextNow Transition Programme: Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation. Download the report (PDF, 1.5MB).

Niens, U., Kerr, K. and Connolly, P. (2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the "Promoting Reconciliation Through a Shared Curriculum Experience" Programme, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download: Executive Summary (PDF, 2.7MB) | Pupil Executive Summary (PDF, 3.2MB) | Full Report (PDF, 4.8MB)

Biggart, A., Kerr, K., O'Hare, L., and Connolly, P. (2012) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Childhood Development Initiative's Doodle Den Literacy Programme, Dublin: West Tallaght Child Development Initiative. Download the report (PDF, 861KB).

O'Hare, L., Kerr, K., Biggart, A. and Connolly, P. (2012) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Childhood Development Initiative's Mate-Tricks Pro-Social Behaviour After-School Programme, Dublin: West Tallaght Child Development Initiative. Download the report (PDF, 1.4MB).

O'Hare, L., Biggart, A., Connolly, P., and Donova, T., (2012) A Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of Booktime in England: A Book Gifting Intervention for Reception-Aged Children, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast.

McGuinness, C., Connolly, P., Eakin, A. and Miller. S. (2012) The Developmental Status of 2-3 Year Old Children entering Group-Based Settings in Northern Ireland: Survey Findings, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the report (PDF, 2.3MB).

McGuinness, C., Eakin, A. and Connolly, P. (2012) An Evaluation of the Effects of the Eager and Able to Learn Programme on Outcomes for 2-3 Year Olds, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the executive summary (PDF, 645KB), Download the full report (PDF, 2.1MB).

Connolly, P., O'Hare, L. and Mitchell, D. (2012) A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of Booktime Northern Ireland: A Book Gifting Intervention for Children in Their First Year of Primary School, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download Full Report (PDF file 2.1MB).

Winter, K., Connolly, P., Bell, I. and Ferguson, J. (2011) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Letterbox Club in Improving Educational Outcomes among Children Aged 7-11 Years in Foster Care in Northern Ireland, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the executive summary (PDF, 1.1MB), Download the full report (PDF, 1.5MB).

Connolly, P., Miller, S. and Maguire, L. (2011) A Follow-Up Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Effects of Business in the Community's Time to Read Mentoring Programme, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the executive summary (PDF, 22.9MB), Download the full report (PDF, 1.2MB).

Eakin, A. and Connolly, P. (2011) A Formative Evaluation of the Animated Children's Television Series Keremet Koch, Kyrgyzstan, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the report (PDF, 32.2MB).

Connolly, P., Sibbett, C., Hanratty, J., Kerr, K., O'Hare, L. and Winter, K. (2011) Pupils' Emotional Health and Wellbeing: A Review of Audit Tools and a Survey of Practice in Northern Ireland Post-Primary Schools. Download the report (PDF, 3.8MB).

Connolly, P., Miller, S. and Eakin, A. (2010) A Cluster Randomised Trial Evaluation of the Media Initiative for Children: Respecting Difference Programme, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the executive summary (PDF, 890KB), Download the full report (PDF, 2.5MB).

O'Hare, L. and Connolly, P. (2010) Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of Bookstart+: A Book Gifting Intervention for Two-Year-Old Children. Download the report (PDF, 4.9MB).

Larkin, E., Connolly, P. and Kehoe, S. (2009) A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Effects of the Sesame Tree Outreach Pack on Young Children's Attitudes and Awareness (Report 3), Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the report (PDF, 4.7MB).

Larkin, E., Connolly, P. and Kehoe, S. (2009) A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Young Children's Natural Exposure to Sesame Tree on their Attitudes and Awareness (Report 2), Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast. Download the report (PDF, 7.5MB).

Connolly, P., Kehoe, S., Larkin, E. and Galanouli, D. (2008) A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Effects of Watching Sesame Tree on Young Children's Attitudes and Awareness (Report 1), Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast.Download the report (PDF, 397KB).

Miller, S., Lundy, L., Connolly, P., Maguire, L. and McEvoy, L. (2008) Wellbeing and Educational Attainment of Primary School Pupils in Northern Ireland, Belfast: Centre for Effective Education, Queen's University Belfast.

Connolly, P., Muldoon, O. and Kehoe, S. (2007) The Attitudes and Experiences of Children Born in 1997 in Northern Ireland. Belfast: BBC Northern Ireland. Download Full Report (PDF file 784KB).

Muldoon, O. and Connolly, P. (2007) Sectarianism and Subtle Prejudice in Northern Ireland: A Technical Report on a Survey of the Adult Population Commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland. Belfast: BBC Northern Ireland. Download Full Report (PDF file 579KB).

Connolly, P. and Healy, J. (2004) Children and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: The Experiences and Perspectives of 3-11 Year Olds. Belfast: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. Download Full Report (PDF file 758KB).

Connolly, P. and Keenan, M. (2002) Tackling Racial Inequalities in Northern Ireland: Structures and Strategies. Belfast: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Connolly, P., Smith, A. & Kelly, B. (2002) Too Young to Notice? The Cultural and Political Awareness of 3-6 Year Olds in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Community Relations Council. Download Full Report (PDF File 527KB).

Connolly, P. and Keenan, M. (2002) Consultation with Travellers on the Recommendations of the Final Report of the Promoting Social Inclusion Working Group on Travellers. Belfast: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

Connolly, P. and Keenan, M. (2001) The Hidden Truth: Racist Harassment in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Connolly, P. and Keenan, M. (2000) Opportunities for All: Minority Ethnic People's Experiences of Education, Training and Employment in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Connolly, P. and Keenan, M. (2000) Racial Attitudes and Prejudice in Northern Ireland. Belfast: Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

Connolly, P. with Maginn, P. (1999) Sectarianism, Children and Community Relations in Northern Ireland. Coleraine: Centre for the Study of Conflict, University of Ulster. View Full Report Online.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

O'Hare, L., Kerr, K., Biggart, A. and Connolly, P. (forthcoming) A randomized controlled trial evaluation of an after-school pro-social behavior program in an area of socioeconomic disadvantage. The Elementary School Journal, accepted for publication, volume/issue number to be confirmed.

Maguire, L.K., Niens, U., McCann, M. and Connolly, P. (2015) Emotional development among early school-age children: Gender differences in the role of problem behaviours. Educational Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2015.1034090 Full text available open access.

O'Hare, L. and Connolly, P. (2014) A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of 'Bookstart+': A Book gifting Programme, Journal of Children's Services, 9(1): 18-30. View abstract.

Miller, S., Connolly P. and Maguire, L.K. (2013) Wellbeing, academic buoyancy and educational achievement in primary school students, International Journal of Educational Research, 62: 239-248. View abstract.

Biggart, A., Kerr, K., O'Hare, L. and Connolly, P. (2013) A randomised control trial evaluation of a literacy after-school programme for struggling beginning readers, International Journal of Educational Research, 62: 129-140. View article (open access).

Biggart, A., O'Hare, L. and Connolly, P. (2013) A need to belong? The prevalence of experiences of belonging and exclusion in school among minority ethnic children living in the 'White hinterlands', Irish Educational Studies, 32(2): 179-195. View abstract.

Miller, S. and Connolly, P. (2013) A randomized controlled trial of Time to Read, a volunteer tutoring program for 8-9 year olds, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(1): 23-37. View abstract.

Miller, S., Connolly, P. and Maguire, L.K. (2012) The effects of a volunteer mentoring programme on reading outcomes anong eight- to nine-year-old children: A follow-up randomised controlled trial, Journal of Early Childhood Research, 10(2): 134-144.

Connolly, P. (2011) Using survey data to explore preschool children's ethnic awareness and attitudes, Journal of Early Childhood Research, 9(2): 175-187.

Connolly, P., Kelly, B. and Smith, A. (2009) Ethnic habitus and young children: A case study of Northern Ireland, European Early Childhood Research Journal, 17(2): 217-232.

Connolly, P. (2008) A critical review of some recent developments in quantitative research on gender and achievement in the UK, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 29(3): 249-260.

Connolly, P. (2006) No new perspectives, just red herrings: a reply to Gorard, British Journal of Educational Studies, 54(4): 476-482.

Connolly, P., Fitzpatrick, S., Gallagher, T. and Harris, P. (2006) Addressing diversity and inclusion in the early years in conflict-affected societies: A case study of the Media Initiative for Children - Northern Ireland, International Journal for Early Years Education, 14(3): 263-278.

Connolly, P. & Hosken, K. (2006) The general and specific effects of educational programmes aimed at promoting awareness of and respect for diversity among young children, International Journal of Early Years Education, 14(2): 107-126.

Connolly, P. (2006) Summary statistics, educational achievement gaps and the ecological fallacy, Oxford Review of Education, 32(2): 235-252.

Connolly, P. (2006) The Masculine Habitus as 'Distributed Cognition': A Case Study of 5- to 6-Year-Old Boys in an English Inner-City, Multi-Ethnic Primary School, Children & Society, 20(2): 140-152. Reprinted in: P. Hick and G. Thomas (eds) Inclusion and Diversity in Education, Volume 4, pp. 157-170, London: Sage; and also reprinted in Children & Society 25th Anniversary Issue.

Connolly, P. (2006) Keeping a sense of proportion but loosing all perspective: a critique of Gorard's notion of the "Politician's Error", British Journal of Educational Studies, 54(1): 73-88.

Connolly, P. (2006) The Effects of Social Class and Ethnicity on Gender Differences in GCSE Attainment: A Secondary Analysis of the Youth Cohort Study of England and Wales 1997-2001, British Educational Research Journal, 32(1): 3-21. Reprinted in: S. Capel, M. Leask and T. Turner (eds) Readings for Learning to Teach in the Secondary School. London: Routledge.

Winter, K. & Connolly, P. (2005) A small scale study of the relationship between measures of deprivation and child care referrals, British Journal of Social Work, 35(6): 937-952.

Connolly, P. and Healy, J. (2004) Symbolic violence and the neighborhood: The educational aspirations of 7-8 year old working class girls, British Journal of Sociology, 55(4): 511-29.

Connolly, P. & Healy, J. (2004) Symbolic violence, locality and social class: the educational and career aspirations of 10-11 year old boys in Belfast, Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 12(1): 15-33.

Connolly, P. & Keenan, M. (2002) Racist harassment in the white hinterlands: the experiences of minority ethnic children and parents in schools in Northern Ireland, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 23(3): 341-356. Reprinted in: Barton, L. (ed.) (2006) Education and Society: 25 Years of the British Journal of Sociology of Education, London: Routledge.

Connolly, P. & Neill, J. (2001) Constructions of locality and gender and their impact on the educational aspirations of working class children, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 11(2): 107-129.

Connolly, P. (2001) Qualitative methods in the study of children's racial attitudes and identities, Infant and Child Development, 10(3): 219-233.

Connolly, P. (2000) Racism and young girls' peer-group relations: The experiences of South Asian girls, Sociology 34(3): 499-519. Reprinted in: H. Goulbourne (ed.) (2001) Race and Ethnicity in the Contemporary World, London: Routledge.

Connolly, P. (2000) What now for the contact hypothesis? Towards a new research agenda, Race Ethnicity and Education, 3(2): 169-193.

Connolly, P. (1996) Seen but never heard: rethinking approaches to researching racism and young children, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 17(2): 171-85.

Connolly, P. (1995) Racism, masculine peer-group relations and the schooling of African/Caribbean infant boys, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 16(1): 75-92.

Connolly, P. (1994) All lads together? Racism, masculinity and multicultural/anti-racist strategies in a primary school, International Studies in Sociology of Education, 4(2): 191-211.

Connolly, P. (1992) `Playing it by the rules': the politics of research in `race' and education, British Educational Research Journal, 18(2): 133-48.

Other Publications

Keenan, C., Connolly, P. and Stevenson, C.. (2015) The Effects of Universal Preschool- and School-based Education Programmes in Reducing Ethnic Prejudice and Promoting Respect for Diversity Among Children Aged 3-11: A Systematic Review (Title Registration). The Campbell Collaboration Library. View the document in the Campbell Library

Boyer, N., Miller, S., Connolly, P. and McIntosh, E. (2014) Use of the Child Health Utility (CHU9D) and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) outcome measures in economic evaluations of school-based interventions: data from a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Northern Ireland, The Lancet, Vol. 384, No. Supplement 2, pp. S21. View article on The Lancet website

Connolly, P., Purvis, D. and O'Grady, P. J. (2013) Advancing Shared Education: Report of the Ministerial Advisory Group. Belfast: Department of Education. Download the executive summary (345KB), Download the full report (1.2MB).

Yates, L., Connolly, P. & Torrance, H. (2011) Review Symposium: Engaging Science Policy: From the Side of the Messy, by Patti Lather, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32(3): 467-482.

Connolly, P. (2008) (Mis)Representing underachievement: A more detailed reply to Gorard and Smith. Unpublished Paper. Download the Paper (PDF, 363KB).

Connolly, P. (2006) Young boys, masculinities and schooling, Sociology Review, 15(3): 2-5.

Morrow, V. & Connolly, P. (eds.) (2006) Special Issue: Gender and Ethnicity in Children's Everyday Lives, Children & Society, 20(2).

Connolly, P. (2005) Some challenges in researching racism in education, Review Essay, European Educational Research Journal, 4(1): 89-95.

Connolly, P. (2003) Ethical Principles for Researching Vulnerable Groups. Belfast: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. Download the Guidelines (PDF, 90KB).

Connolly, P. (2002) Fairplay: Talking With Children About Prejudice and Discrimination. Belfast: Barnardos and Save the Children. Download the Booklet (PDF, 907KB).

Connolly, P. (2002) Researching young children's perspectives on "the troubles" in Northern Ireland, Child Care in Practice, 8(1): 58-64.

Connolly, P. (2002) 'Race' and Racism in Northern Ireland: A Review of the Research Evidence. Belfast: Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. Download the Full Report (PDF, 497KB).

Connolly, P. (1999) Community Relations Work with Preschool Children. Belfast: Community Relations Council.

Connolly, P. (1998) Early Years Anti-Sectarian Television. Belfast: Community Relations Council.