Plan and Activities for 2008
The thematic group on rural childhood was initiated in 2005. The focus of the group is on the specific challenges faced by children and young people in rural communities. The multi-year project allows cross-national comparisons of rural childhoods as they relate to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The thematic group on Rural Childhood is preparing Literature Reviews on ruralness and rural childhoods.The group is setting up a draft Research Protocol for a joint Study. A draft of the research instruments and protocols to be used in the research design will be presented in 2008. The research protocol will be made available to all Childwatch International key institute members who are interested in participating in the rural childhoods project, through websites and made known through email distributions.
Contact: Mark Small, J.D., Ph.D.
Institute on Family and Neighbourhood Life, Clemson University, email@example.com