Children and Young People’s Perspectives on Citizenship
Activities for 2008
Members of the thematic group organized a Panel entitled "International Perspectives on Children's Understanding of Citizenship" at a conference in Cyprus in May 2008. The First international conference organized by the International Childhood and Youth Research Network (CYRN) entitled "Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal" was held at the European University Cyprus, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The panel comprised 3 papers on aspects of the study group's project and forthcoming book.
Nicola Taylor (study group facilitator) participated at The 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference held in Melbourne. She presented a paper entitled "Children as Citizens? International Voices"- an abstract for a presentation reporting on the study group’s activities and forthcoming book. This will enable the study group’s work, and Childwatch International, to be promoted to leading Australasian and Asian child / family researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
Contact: Dr Nicola Taylor, Children’s Issues Centre, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand, nicola.taylor [at] otago.ac.nz