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Social pedagogical work is a field of practice that is indebted to and illuminated by aspects of knowledge from sociology and psychology, but many practitioners feel that social pedagogical theories are too abstract and distant from the challenges faced in practice. In Practical Social Pedagogy Jan Storo shows the reader for the first time how the theories and practices of social pedagogy interlock.
This innovative guide brings the benefits of life story work – traditionally undertaken with younger children – to young people and adolescents. Digital life story work charts new territory through the use of computers, free software, smartphones and camcorders in a range of contemporary and exciting ways.
This EFC Talks interviews Irene Rizzini, Director of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI) at the Catholic University in Rio (PUC-Rio) and major researcher and contributor to the film, 'When Home is the Street.'
Centre for Research on the Child and Family is putting together a two day research methods training workshop: Research with Vulnerable Children. 23rd –24th April 2013
The results of a research collaboration entitled, “Children and Youth in Crisis” , between the Jacobs Foundation and the World Bank, provides a synthesis of experience and evidence on the impact of crises on children and youth, leading directly to recommendations for policy change.
The 2013 WISE Awards will celebrate six innovative educational projects for their positive contribution within a community or society. WISE seeks to share best practices world over and inspire others to spark change in education. The WISE Awards thus highlight today’s most innovative solutions and approaches that are addressing educational challenges confronting the world at large.
This World Bank policy research working paper investigates household-level strategies for adapting to climate change in rural settings, looking particularly at the adaptive capacity of poor rural households – a subject the authors claim has received little attention due to its broad and complex nature.
Latin America experienced six years of sustained economic growth from 2003 to 2008, before the international crisis.This performance was accompanied by a positive behaviour of social and labour market indicators as well as of income distribution. Less inequality and higher incomes resulted in lower rates of poverty and extreme poverty and a decrease in the number of poor people. These improvements are in stark contrast to the situation in the 1980’s and 1990’s. But the reduction in poverty and inequality is not a simple consequence of economic growth as this brief shows.
The EMCR (European Master in Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights) at Freie Universität Berlin is currently taking on new applicants for the winter semester starting October 2013. This English based degree is structured into 3 semesters. Application deadline is 30th of April 2013.
This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible” behind the doors of private households and unprotected by national legislation. This volume presents national statistics and new global and regional estimates on the number of domestic workers, including child domestic workers.
National action, laws, and public policies fundamentally shape children’s opportunities. Children’s Chances urges a transformational shift from focusing solely on survival to targeting children’s full and healthy development. Drawing on never-before-available comparative data on laws and public policies in 190 countries, Jody Heymann and Kristen McNeill tell the story of what works and what countries around the world are doing to ensure equal opportunities for all children. Covering poverty, discrimination, education, health, child labor, child marriage, and parental care, Children’s Chances identifies the leaders and the laggards, highlights successes and setbacks, and provides a guide for what needs to be done to make equal chances for all children a reality.
This report synthesises the learning from 16 organisations about choosing, developing, implementing, operationalising and evaluating their evidence-informed services and programmes. It examines how they made decisions at each stage of the development of the projects and the barriers and enablers they encountered. The aim is to make this learning useable for those responsible for deciding which services will improve outcomes for children and families, the organisations who deliver them and those who evaluate their impact.
Post Title: Professorship of Childhood Research/ Director of the Children’s Research Centre (*Appointment will be made at appropriate grade dependent on qualifications and experience)
Post Status: Permanent
Department/Faculty: The post holder will be expected to be based in either the School of Psychology or the School of Social Work and Social Policy
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Wednesday, 17th April 2013
Current Issue: February 2013 edited by Susan White. Volume 18, Issue 1 Special Issue: Rediscovering Family and Kinship FREE to download until December 31st 2013.
January 2013 newsletter prepared by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights regarding children in armed conflict.
The January newsletter prepared by the International Bureau for Children’s Rights regarding children’s rights in the sub-Saharan region. Articles in French included.
On February 28, 2013, abstracts for the Conference on "Child Poverty and Social Protection" are due. Themes: The papers will be presented in parallel sessions based on 5 themes: A. DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY B. CHILD-SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION AND POVERTY REDUCTION C. INCLUSIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION D. INTEGRATED SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEM E. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION
In 2010 the members of the global Child Protection Working Group agreed on the need for child protection standards in humanitarian settings. The Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action were developed between January 2011 and September 2012. The process of drafting the Minimum Standards involved over 400 individuals from 30 agencies in over 40 countries, including child protection practitioners, humanitarian actors from other sectors, academics and policy makers.
The Joint Council on International Children's Services is announcing its 37 th Annual Child Welfare Symposium , which will be held in New York City, May 20-22, 2013 at the Conference Center, 130 East 59 th Street, New York, New York.
The Annual Day on the Rights of the Child - this year focusing on the right to health - will take place on 7 March during the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council.
Welcome to the first International Conference on Inclusive Education under the banner of Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) that is going to be held in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. ACIE is a joint initiative of some academics, scholars and researchers of universities and professional bodies in the Asian region. Its prime objective is to improve access to high quality education of disadvantaged children in Asian countries.
Date: 15 February 2013 to 17 February 2013
Place: Asian Centre for Inclusive Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Media Trends 2013 aims to investigate the complex relations between media and children. As influential members of civil society the media can and should use every opportunity to promote children’s issues. Media makers can and should consider the possible consequences of their messages on children and youth. A systematic approach, examining potential influences of media content on these younger populations, would pave the way for more quality content and socially responsible media producers.
Date: April 22-24, 2013 Venue: Webster University Geneva
New report launched on Safer Internet Day 2013 (Tuesday 5 February) by the EU Kids Online project. Nearly 10,000 children between 9-16 years old from 25 European countries were surveyed for the report, and were asked ‘What things on the internet would bother people about your age?’. The report presents, for the first time, a detailed analysis of how children view the risks associated to the online world ‘in their own words’.
This publication aims to provide a practical guide for NGOs to facilitate children’s engagement in all aspects of the CRC reporting process. It is based on the experiences of NGOs and children, and explores issues NGOs will need to take into consideration when supporting and promoting children’s involvement.
A report published on January 28 2013 by the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) presents the campaigning activities undertaken by forty children and young people in Austria, Cyprus, England, the Netherlands and Romania to try and create violence-free youth custodial settings in their countries.
The campaigning activities were carried out as part of CRAE’s Ending Violence against Children in Custody project, funded by the European Commission’s Daphne III programme.
The youth-led campaigns in each country were based on the recommendations developed by young researchers in the first phase of the project.