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Focusing both on critical leadership and practical policy development, the articles in the preeminent International Journal of Children's Rights reflect the perspectives of a broad range of disciplines and contribute to a greater understanding of children's rights and their impact on the concept and development of childhood.
Children's Geographies is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum to discuss issues that impact upon the geographical worlds of children and young people under the age of 25 and of their families.
Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal is the journal of The Institute for the African Child at Ohio University. Childhood in Africa is published online on a bi-annual basis. It follows the mission statement and goals of the Institute for the African Child by encouraging holistic approaches to the understanding of and issues impacting children and childhood in Africa.
Young publishes articles, reviews and scholarly comment which develop and qualify international youth research. The aim of the journal is to contribute to developing a truly interdisciplinary youth research field, where it is both possible to apply approaches of a single discipline and to integrate insights, perspectives and methods from different disciplines.
The Centre for Children and Young People has partnered with ChildFund Australia to better understand:
Vietnamese children's experiences of, and views on, learning and primary schooling in rural and remote communities; how their views about learning and education might inform the development of quality, basic education provided in a safe and stimulating environment; and the ethical and methodological issues involved in undertaking culturally appropriate research in Vietnam that incorporates children's views and voices.
This is a publication for the Institute for Children and Poverty, an independent research and policy think tank.The Journal is a forum for presentation of research and policy initiatives in the areas of education, health, public policy, and the socioeconomic causes and effects of poverty.
Child health: From survival to optimal development August 2010
The fifth issue of the South African Child Gauge, published by the Children's Institute, University of Cape Town, is available for download online.
This paper from Overseas Development Institute analyses the linkages between knowledge and policy in child rights issues in order to supplement current partial understanding of these dynamics in the sector. The ultimate aim of the paper is to safeguard children’s rights by presenting frameworks and lessons through which to promote the appropriate design of rights strategies.
The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) is a project of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an international organization which, for over 50 years, has conducted international comparative studies on educational achievement and reported on key aspects of education systems and processes.
The International Journal of Childhood and Children's Services
Children & Society is an interdisciplinary journal publishing high quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people. The journal is based in the United Kingdom, with an international range and scope.
The Innocenti Social Monitor 2009 examines the evolving and diverging challenges for the well-being of children after two decades of transition. Following a long period of economic growth and gradual improvements in living standards, the global economic crisis is now threatening to reverse some of the recent positive achievements and plunge households and children into another phase of uncertainty.
Childwatch members contribute to a new comprehensive handbook of children's studies, edited by Jens Qvortrup, William Corsaro and Michael-Sebastian Honig. The Palgrave Handbook of Children's Studies is a collection of essays that maps the field whilst setting a research agenda for future study.
A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation, edited by Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas, includes discussions on challenges facing issues of participation, contextual aspects, as well as theoretical and methodological reflections about projects and practice. The book includes chapters by prominent members of the Childwatch International Research Network.
This December 2008 issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly focuses on children at risk and examines the situation of children seeking asylum and safety, children obliged to work, and children who are caught up in armed conflict, including notably child soldiers.
The concepts of resilience and vulnerability have been in the professional domain for some time, but it is the work of Robbie Gilligan that has been instrumental in clarifying these concepts and applying them to practice. This new edition of Promoting Resilience contains yet more inspirational ideas and suggestions for promoting resilience in day-to-day work.
This book, published by Otago University Press, is an account of a Childwatch International collaborative international study about the meaning of citizenship to children - how they view their status and membership in society through notions of identity, rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Countdown to 2015 is a collaborative effort to track progress in maternal, newborn and child survival in high mortality countries. Involving a range of institutions and individuals,it highlights the progress, obstacles and solutions toachieving MDGs 4 (child survival) and 5 (maternal health).
Issue on Children. Stories from Nepal, Serbia, Palestine, tanzania, South Africa and Norway. Academic Essay 'Engaging Children'
This paper discusses the probable impacts for children of different ages from the increasing risk of storms, flooding, landslides, heat waves, drought and water supply constraints that climate change is likely to bring to most urban centres in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It also explores the implications for adaptation, focusing in preparedness as well as responses to extreme events and to changes in weather patterns. As is the case with many poor groups, if adaptations to climate change fail to take account of the disproportionate risks for children (who make up between a third and a half of the population in the most affected areas) they will be less than adequate in responding to the challenges.
This Policy Review Paper by UNICEF Innocenti Centre reviews the implications of climate change for children and future generations, drawing on relevant experiences in different sectors and countries of promoting child rights and well-being
This Report, which tracks progress annually towards the EFA goals, offers a comprehensive overview of the state of education in the world today. It provides national and international policy-makers with the analysis of complex issues, lessons learned and recommendations to provide equal chances in learning for all children, youth and adults.
This report reviews and compares the performance of 52 African governments using a common set of indicators and an innovative Child-friendliness Index developed by ACPF.
This Bernard Van Leer Foundation working paper explores the reasons behind a reduction in diversity connected with the international image of children. Issues connected with child development are increasingly prominent across the world, but the international image of children is increasingly Western-derived. The authors conduct an overview of critiques in the international literature of early childhood development since the UN adoption of the CRC in 1989, and present a review of key developments in Africa since the early 1970s.
Millennium Development Goal 5 is to improve maternal health, and its bold target is to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015. Still, each year more than half a million women die from pregnancy-related causes that are avoidable. At the present rate of progress, the world will fall well short of the MDG 5 target. This report details progress in maternal health and highlights areas where improvements are needed.
The State of the World’s Children 2008 provides a wide-ranging assessment of the current state of child survival and primary health care for mothers, newborns and children. It examines lessons learned in child health during the past few decades and outlines the most important emerging precepts and strategies for reducing deaths among children under age five and for providing a continuum of care for mothers, newborns and children.