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Education systems, aspiration and learning in remote rural settings
Brunel University London is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral research fellows and a PhD student to work on the above project. (A further post-doctoral research fellowship will be advertised shortly at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.) The research, which is funded by the ESRC-DFID raising learning outcomes scheme and led by Dr Nicola Ansell (Brunel), Dr Peggy Froerer (Brunel), Dr Roy Huijsmans (ISS) and Prof Ian Rivers (Strathclyde), will examine the relationship between aspiration and schooling in remote rural areas of Lesotho, India and Laos. Continue reading Post-docs and PhD studentship
General registration is now open for the inaugural conference of the Children’s History Society. Hosted at King’s College London from 16-18 June inclusive, the theme is ‘Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Contexts’.With keynotes from David Pomfret and the schoolchildren of Bethnal Green and Pimlico Academies, the conference features over 100 speakers from across the globe. Continue reading Registration now open: Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Context
Have you considered how prior relationships with your research participants influence their experience in the research process? Or how friendships between participants influence the research process? See how researcher Cynthia Maurer dealt with these issues in “Discovering the Kid Researcher,” pp. 8-9 of the February 2016 issue of Neos (http://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/current-issue/).
There is still room for an ACYIG invited session at the AAA annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN. This session will have “invited status” and increased promotion and exposure by ACYIG. Continue reading Last Opportunity for ACYIG Invited Session
26-27 May 2016 – Liverpool, UK
The conference will be addressed by many of Europe’s leading juvenile justice researchers. Continue reading Conference – Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future?
We invite you to join us for a day conference:
Children’s well-being as a central concern: Implications for practice and policy in the early years
Saturday 4 June 2016
University of Roehampton, Froebel College
The day will provide an opportunity for early years practitioners, managers, leaders, researchers, and those involved in policy making to come together, engage in dialogue, and make plans for action related to children’s well-being in light of current issues such as baseline assessment, technology in the early years, the emotional experiences of infants, musicality, pedagogic documentation techniques, and professional development.
We will have group discussions and research presentations by members of the Early Childhood Research Centre. These discussions will also be an opportunity to discuss how Froebelian principles can be applied to concerns related to children’s well-being in current contexts.
The following projects will be presented:
Teachers’ experiences of the Early Excellence Baseline Assessment, wellbeing as a part of on- entry-to-school-assessment; informative, formative or performative? – Mathias Urban, Sigrid Brogaard-Clausen, Sofia Guimaraes, Sally Howe, and Michelle Cottle
Technology and young children’s wellbeing: beyond the known and unknown – Fengling Tang
Loved or Listened to: Parent and practitioner perspectives on young children’s well-being – Sigrid Brogaard-Clausen and Sue Robson
The Tavistock Observation Methodology as a Froebelian practice – Peter Elfer and Sue Greenfield
Musicality and Musical play – Antonia Zachariou
Reconceptualising Professional Development – Valeria Scacchi
Using the techniques of pedagogic documentation to deepen our understandings and commitments to well-being – Suzanne Quinn and Michelle Palser
Conference supported by the Early Childhood Research Centre and The Froebel Trust
Details and abstracts will be published online at: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/Early-Childhood-Research-Centre/
May 17, 2016 – Paris, France
Detailed information and registration: http://www.univ-paris13.fr/coc
This one-day symposium focuses on the production of children’s material and media cultures through the work of their creators. Continue reading One-day Symposium – Children’s Products and Media: From Design to Circulation
by Tiina Suopajärvi Continue reading Staying on the move: The urban future with aging body