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Published July 25, 2012 12:49 PM

Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood By Mike Stein, explores the journey from care to adulthood through the main challenges these young people face: in being in settled accommodation, in fulfilling their potential in education, employment or training, and in achieving and maintaining good health and a positive sense of wellbeing.

Published Apr. 30, 2012 9:13 AM

Critical times, critical issues in Ireland

The broad array of chapters addresses the changing and complex landscape of policy, practice and law. It discusses the politics of child rights, the impact of child abuse within the Catholic church, diverse approaches to service delivery and professional practice, the media and representations of child protection practice, and the relationship between research evidence and practice.

Published Apr. 27, 2012 10:58 AM

This collection places childrens issues at the centre of understandings of human development. Using Amartya Sens 'Capability Approach', the contributors to this book draw on new tools and theoretical perspectives to understand the role of children in human development.

Published Mar. 1, 2012 1:47 PM

Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its long history, research on poverty and development has only relatively recently examined the issue of child poverty as a distinct topic of concern. This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty.

Published Feb. 7, 2012 11:59 AM

This book represents the engagement of Young Lives with researchers and debates in the field of children and development, reflecting on the first two rounds of Young Lives data coming from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, with supporting material from Tanzania and South Africa. Topics include the ethics of research, the long-term causes and consequences of childhood poverty, and the resilience and optimism shown by children and their families. The authors also look at the dynamics of childhood poverty – how and why some families move in and out of poverty as well as learning, children's time-use and life transitions – focusing on children's daily lives, their families and communities.

Published Feb. 2, 2012 10:44 AM

Children’s Services: Working Together brings together contributions from a number of authors in the field. The book covers policy, theory, research and practice relevant to students and professionals working with children in a wide range of roles. The emphasis on working collaboratively with other professionals, where appropriate, and the holistic approach to children make this a valuable resource to anyone working with children today.

Published Jan. 23, 2012 11:47 AM

Immigration and schooling in the Republic of Ireland addresses the impact of recent rapid social and economic change on the education system. It provides detailed analysis and fascinating insights into the complex and varied responses of principals, teachers, parents and children to working in newly-multi ethnic schools. It highlights the key role played historically by education in shaping the ‘Irish’ nation and how this has governed responses to those who have come from the ‘outside’. 

Published Nov. 1, 2011 1:05 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 Sep. 22, 2011 9:50 AM

Migration into Ireland is one of the biggest demographic changes to affect Irish society since the famine. This book reports on social relations between migrant and local children and offers a unique perspective on the migration experience. Based on a large scale, intensive study in inner-city Dublin, this book gives us children’s frank and unbiased perspectives on multi-cultural Ireland.  

Published Aug. 29, 2011 10:04 AM

This book on education in South-East Asia is the very first of its kind to comprehensively cover and discuss the education systems and issues in all the countries in the region - the ten member nations of the Association of South-East Asian nations (ASEAN) plus Timor Leste.

Published Apr. 12, 2011 8:00 PM

Children today are growing up in an increasingly commercialised world. But should we see them as victims of manipulative marketing, or as competent participants in consumer culture?

Published Feb. 10, 2011 9:35 AM

This new book, an Introduction to Statistics using Microsoft Excel, is of value to those who are beginning to use statistics in their research. It is also a good way of refreshing your knowledge of the subject. The book has numerous examples, self tests and other exercises so it is great for teaching.

Published Feb. 7, 2011 11:23 AM

Under various names – education and conflict, education and fragility, education and insecurity, etc – the understanding of linkages between education and violent conflict has emerged as an important and pressing area of inquiry. Work and research by practitioners and scholars has clearly pointed to the negative potential of education to contribute to and entrench violent conflict. This work has highlighted the struggle for education during and following periods of instability and demonstrated the degree to which communities affected by conflict prioritize educational opportunities. It has also offered powerful normative arguments for the importance of quality education for peacebuilding, reconciliation, postconflict reconstruction and development.


Published Nov. 11, 2010 11:04 AM

Ethics in Light of Childhood fundamentally reimagines ethical thought and practice in light of the experiences of the third of humanity who are children. Much like humanism, feminism, womanism, and environmentalism, the author John Wall argues, a new childism is required that transforms moral thinking, relations, and societies in fundamental ways.

Published Nov. 9, 2010 1:26 PM

Taking the complex and delicate nature of protecting minors into account, this book provides an in-depth legal analysis of the alternative regulatory instruments that can be used to regulate content in the digital era, with particular attention to the protection of fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression, privacy and procedural guarantees, internal market regulation, competition rules, and implementation requirements.

Published Nov. 9, 2010 11:09 AM

Child Migration in Africa explores the mobility of children without their parents within West Africa. Drawing on the experiences of children from rural Burkina Faso and Ghana, this book provides information on the circumstances of children's voluntary migration and their experiences of it.

Published Nov. 9, 2010 10:59 AM

This Commentary is legal in nature and provides an article by article analysis of all substantive, organizational and procedural provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its two optional Protocols. For every article, a comparison with related human rights provisions is made, followed by an in-depth exploration of the nature and scope of State obligations deriving from that article. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field of human rights.