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Published Dec. 8, 2011 1:30 PM

The European Sociological Association, Sociology of Children and Childhood Research Network is organising a Mid-term Symposium in June 18-20, 2012, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Please submit your abstract and full contact details as electronic files no later than the 28th February 2012.

Published Dec. 7, 2011 12:57 PM

The Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG) is publishing a newsletter on a quarterly basis. MERG is requesting contributions presenting:

- Latest Updates in Child Protection M&E - Events in M&E and Child Protection - Training and Capacity Building Opportunities in Child Protection M&E - Job Postings in Child Protection M&E

Published Dec. 7, 2011 12:10 PM

Over the last 20 years or so childhood studies has grown significantly, especially within Europe and North America. However, although a number of theoretical and methodological publications have been produced situated within this field, very few of these studies focus on childhood in the global south. Instead, the majority of studies that focus on the global south have been empirical, often situated within theoretical frameworks that have been developed in the global North.

May 16, 2012, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Published Dec. 6, 2011 10:14 AM

"Good information is essential and can help us to understand how children and young people are developing, as well as assisting us in identifying the impacts of various policies and services on their lives. A more strategic approach to knowledge about children’s lives can also help us to identify the most effective ways to intervene in their lives and to ensure that this knowledge is used by those in a position to make changes."

Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ireland

Published Nov. 24, 2011 12:58 PM

Development Policy Review Volume 29, issue 5. This theme issue explores how the impacts of economic crises are transmitted to childrens experiences of poverty and well-being, and how these impacts can be mediated by the policy responses of international and national actors. The issue also considers what lessons can be derived from responses to past crises and the extent to which this learning is being applied.  

Published Nov. 24, 2011 11:33 AM

The first Biennial Anglia Ruskin Childhood and Youth Research Institute International Conference will be organised on 13th-14th September 2012 in Cambridge, UK. The Childhood and Youth Research Institute is a multi-disciplinary initiative, bringing together the diverse expertise of academics from a variety of scholarly backgrounds, all of whom share an interest in childhood and youth. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should be submitted by 29 February 2012.

Published Nov. 23, 2011 11:23 AM

Are you interested in childrens everyday lives and in childhood as a social and cultural phenomenon? Would you like to know about childrens lives in different parts of the world? What about the changing conditions of childhood in the era of globalisation? If so, the international masters programme in Childhood Studies might be perfect for you.

The preliminary application deadline for international students is 01 December 2011, and the final application deadline is 01 February 2012.

Published Nov. 15, 2011 10:06 AM

Yippee is a three-year research project funded under the EU Framework 7 Program on Youth and Social Inclusion. Its aim is to encourage and enable young people who were in out-of-home care at 16 to remain in post-compulsory education. This is becoming an essential step towards achieving social integration in adulthood. Five European member states, representing different welfare regimes form the project partnership. They are England (coordinator), Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Spain

Published Nov. 9, 2011 10:22 AM

The International Center on Research and Policy on Children at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (CIESPI/PUC-Rio) announces the publication of Closing the gap between rights and realities for children and youth in urban Brazil: Reflections on a Brazilian project to improve policies for street children. The publication was written by Malcolm Bush of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and Irene Rizzini, professor at PUC-Rio and director of CIESPI.

Published Nov. 1, 2011 1:19 PM

This monumental piece of work – covering nine thematic sections in thirtysix intellectually heavy weight chapters, mobilising forty-four contributors from sixteen different countries – breaks new ground in its efforts to address the challenge of kutiwa kasumba that has been Africa’s burden since the colonisation of the continent and since its assimilation of western education. Kutiwa kasumba is a Kiswahili term that can best be translated as ‘brainwashing’. It was manifest in the doctrine that pretended that Africa had no history prior to its contact with western explorers. The doctrine also pretended that Education meant simply schooling and was therefore synonymous with education western-style, western values and western content.

Published Oct. 26, 2011 2:44 PM

Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid is a new Directorate–General responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid through programmes and projects across the world.

Published Oct. 26, 2011 2:40 PM

Beyond 2015 is an international campaign aiming to kick-start and accelerate the post-2015 (and post Millennium Development Goals) planning process. 

Published Oct. 13, 2011 9:21 AM

This report synthesizes a high-level Consultation convened by IDS and the UN Millennium Achievement Fund, which brought together leaders in the UN, NGOs, research institutions and governments to discuss the problem of global inequalities and the agenda to address them.