”Universal Pre-K: An Important Asset for Child Development” is a new article from Equity for Children that highlights how most pre-k programs today came to fruition after early education initiatives started in the US in the 1960s, and US-based evidence that illustrates their effectiveness.
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NEF is recruiting a new Programme Manager for the initiative Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund.
Deadline for submission: 21 st April 2013 .
El II Colóquio Latino-americano sobre Políticas de Segurança e Direitos Humanos: Enfocando a primeira infância, infância e adolescencia, que tuvo su primera edición en 2011, fue promovido por Equidad para la Infancia América Latina. Este año, el Coloquio estuvo organizado en conjunto con el Centro Internacional de Estudos e Pesquisas sobre a Infância (CIESPI/PUC-Rio), la PUC-Rio, la Rede Nacional Primeira Infância (RNPI), el Instituto y la Fundación Arcor, y cuenta con el apoyo de Instituto C&A, Avante Educação e Mobilização Social, Fundação Bernard van Leer y la Agência de Noticias da Infância (ANDI).
This conference will bring together papers that discuss the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s human capital and well-being, especially how inequalities change and evolve, and the factors that mitigate or reinforce early inequalities and explain their evolution over time. St Anne's College, Oxford, 8-9 July 2013
With support from the Van Leer Foundation, Children, Youth and Environments has published a special issue on community and physical environments as contexts of violence and healing for children. It includes papers from Northern Ireland, the United States, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
International Social Service and the International Reference Centre for the Rights of Children Deprived of their Family (ISS/IRC) have published the last monthly review n°02/2013.
Latest Brief: Early Childhood Mental Health - This two-page summary explains why, many costly problems for society, ranging from the failure to complete high school to incarceration to homelessness, could be dramatically reduced if attention were paid to improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life.
The interdisciplinary and international character of SRCD is strongly supported through its biennial meetings. Empirical, theoretical, historical, and methodological submissions to the program from investigators around the globe in all disciplines related to the field of child development are welcome. The Society also encourages submissions from students, both graduate and undergraduate.
Journal of International Child Care and Education Policy (ICEP) 2013, Volume 7, No.1. Jointly published by the Korea Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) from May 2013, ICEP intends to disseminate research and analysis regarding major issues of child care and education policy to a broad, international readership of policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.
Applicants are invited for the next intake of the cross-institutional, structured PhD in Child and Youth Research programme scheduled to commence in September, 2013. This programme is based on a collaboration between the National University of Ireland, Galway and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The programme which combines thesis and taught modules, can be taken on a full-time basis over four years or on a part-time basis over six years.
As a legacy to Pat Engle, the Bernard van Leer Foundation, along with her friends and colleagues, have established the Patrice L Engle Dissertation Award For Global Early Child Development to provide opportunities for junior scholars from or working in developing countries to conduct dissertation research in global early child development.
Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children is produced by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for its Business & Children Portal. The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in this field informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives.
This special issue showcases research on the 90% of the world's adolescents growing up in the “majority world” (i.e., Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean). Articles were solicited that addressed three focal areas by (1) evaluating existing developmental models or proposing culturally based approaches to studying adolescent development; (2) describing successful models of interventions to improve the well-being of youth; and (3) examining how global factors are experienced locally by adolescents.
The book is a collection of papers offering new research and insights into the role and potential agency of adolescent girls in meeting emerging global challenges such as demographic transitions, economic crises, climate change and the expansion of technology and innovations.
On March 21-22, 2013, Equidad para la Infancia América Latina is hosting the Second Latin American Colloquium on the Politics of Security and Human Rights: Focusing on Early Childhood, Childhood and Adolescence. The Colloquium will take place on March 21 and 22 in Brazil, on the campus of Pontificia Universidad Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). The Colloquium is directed towards academics, government functionaries, professionals and members of civil society organizations and social movements who work for children’s rights.
Este número de la Revista Tramas. Subjetividad y procesos sociales propone abordar el papel de los jóvenes en relación a los procesos de ciudadanización en la construcción de las subjetividades juveniles. Convocamos a los interesados a reflexionar sobre la condición crítica y movilizadora que están viviendo los jóvenes en esta coyuntura sociopolítica y que resuena con otros movimientos juveniles internacionales. Fecha de cierre; 30 de abril 2013
Three Childwatch International member institutions will take part in a new international project funded by Jacobs Foundation, Zurich. CINDE Colombia , NOVA Norway and The University of Girona, Spain , will join other prominent research institutions world wide in an interdisciplinary research project for child-wellbeing.
In the annual full day meeting on the rights of the child, the Human Rights Council focused on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. The meeting included discussions on the challenges in achieving the full realization of the universal right to health and focused on strengthening the implementation of the right of the child to health and on accountability mechanisms that need to be in place to ensure that Member States comply with their human rights obligations.
On March 7th 2013, as a contribution to the Human Rights Council’s annual discussion on the child’s right to health, the Special Representative and Plan International organized a side-event "Protecting Children from Harmful Practices" in Geneva. The meeting was organized in the framework of the annual day of discussion on the rights of the child to highlight the enormous challenge presented by harmful practices to the realizations on children’s right to health.
The debate on Post-2015 Development Agenda has heated up as the UN General Assembly meeting on the issue approaches. Several regional and international consultations have been held and global survey undertaken to provide input to the discussion on what the priority agenda should be for Post-2015.
The exciting flurry of debate about Universal Pre-K since President Obama's State of the Union address on February 12, 2013 prompted a real-time interview on the important topic from Equity for Children Director Alberto Minujin at The New School, and Martin Woodhead from Young Lives at the University of Oxford.
On January 22 nd , the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen's University Belfast recent research on the legal implementation of the UNCRC in twelve countries was launched in the Scottish Parliament in an event chaired by Neil Bibby MSP, shadow Minister for Children and Young People.
Registration is now open for the 2013 Early Childhood Summit in Boston, co-sponsored by the Boston Children's Museum, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Strategies for Children. This daylong summit on Friday, April 5, 2013, will bring together neuroscientists, pediatricians, educators, business and museum professionals, and policymakers to develop a broad partnership dedicated to improving outcomes for children.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes more than 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
Black letter laws and international standards are the first step towards better protections for children; yet, unless they are effectively applied, they remain legal prose with no practical value.