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Call for abstracts on Place-based learning: Connecting children, youth and their communities.
Research has shown that place-based education has many benefits for participants, including improvements in learning and well-being. Place-based approaches can also contribute to the well-being and sustainability of the places involved.
The Childwatch International Asia Pacific Regional Network has been exploring concepts of children's participation in the region through a collaboartive research project in Australia, China, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. The results are available in the recently published book "Children’s Participation? Learning from Children and Adults in the Asia-Pacific Region", edited by Jan Mason, Natalie Bolzan and Anil Kumar.
Journal of Community Practice invite proposals that address aspects of social development and social work in Africa and their relevance to other regions of the world, especially innovative approaches to reducing poverty and vulnerability. This special issue highlights development-oriented work going on in Africa.
The Childwatch International Board has recently invited members of the network and partners to submit proposals for funding of networking activities.
CODESRIA is announcing its 2010 Child and Youth Studies Institute: The Place for Work in African Childhoods. Interested scholars are invited to send applications for consideration for selection as laureates and resource persons in the session scheduled for September 2010. Professor Michael Bourdillon is Director of the 2010 session on childhood and work in Africa.
The Childwatch International network is developing a resource page for research based knowledge on children in emergencies. Current and future humanitarian relief work needs to learn from past experiences and knowledge about children in societies in distress and under reconstruction. Research articles, reference lists and relevant NGO and IGO links are gathered to inform these processes. The resource page is a work in progress.
Building Evidence and Policies for Inclusive Societies
The conference was organsied in New York, April 26-28, 2010
The aim of the conference was to inform thinking and practices around key issues and trends related to adolescent girls.