The Research Archive has two additions that we hope will be of use to researchers and activists globally.

True Grit? Making a Scientific Object and Pedagogical Tool,” by Christopher Kirchgasler, The University of Kansas, critically examines the concept of “grit,” noting how it has come to be used globally, decontextualizing social and economic inequalities, and explains them as owing to the intrinsic qualities of people.

Another addition, in Portuguese, is a Master’s thesis, “Narrativas de Professores: Sentidos das Trajetórias de Formação Continuada na Educação Infantil,” (Teachers ' Narratives: Meanings of Continuing Education Trajectories in Early Childhood Education). by R.M.C.C. Novais, submitted to the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil. It examines continuing education of teachers developed in the context of early childhood education, focusing on a project promoted by a municipal education network in the period 2002 to 2016.  We post this as an example of research and  educational practices that contradict premises of neoliberal education reform.