MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY IN CHILDHOOD STUDIES, NORWEGIAN CENTRE FOR CHILD RESEARCH, NTNU
Are you interested in children’s everyday lives and in childhood as a social and cultural phenomenon? Would you like to know about children’s lives in different parts of the world? What about the changing conditions of childhood in the era of globalisation? If so, the international master’s programme in Childhood Studies might be perfect for you. For more information, please visit this website:
Application deadline for Norwegian/Nordic applicants: 15 April 2014.
Anthropology and Education Quarterly
General Call for Papers
Anthropology & Education Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal, housed at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. It draws on anthropological theories and methods to examine educational processes in and out of schools, in US and international contexts. Articles rely primarily on ethnographic research to address immediate problems of practice as well as broad theoretical questions surrounding issues that impact research and practice in the field. We value diverse ways of knowing and weaving together theory, research, practice, and social justice to directly address issues and institutions that impact teaching and learning in the educational experiences of children, families, and communities within and beyond the classroom setting. We also see the journal as a key site for providing connection, support and feedback to emerging scholars in the field. Finally, to all of this we must reaffirm the journal’s long tradition of supporting anti-oppressive, socially equitable, and racially, socially and gender-just education.
The journal publishes two different types of scholarly work, manuscripts and reflections. (1) Manuscripts should be no more than 35 pages in length. (2) Reflections from/on the Field should be approximately 15-20 pages in length. Both should be formatted as Word documents and blinded for anonymous peer review.
We are eager to receive your manuscript submissions.
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Dear ACYIG Members,
At the end of this year, three of our respected colleagues — Jill Korbin, David Rosen, and Tom Weisner — will be finishing their terms on the ACYIG Board. This was a planned rotation, and I would like to publicly thank them all for helping make ACYIG the organization it is today. From liaising with the AAA to conference organizing, to representing the Anthropology of Children and Youth both within and outside the field, we could not have asked for better colleagues to start and grow ACYIG. Many thanks to Jill, David, and Tom!
I am also very happy to announce that the ACYIG Board has appointed Dr. Heather Rae-Espinoza (CSU Long Beach) to one of these three open positions. We look forward to working with her in the coming year.
However, this still leaves two open Board positions to be filled! In the past, ACYIG has conducted open Board appointments whenever possible. Board appointments are considered to be two-year positions on our six-person Board and typically require attendance at the annual meeting of the AAA and the annual ACYIG joint conference during one’s tenure. ACYIG Board member duties include: maintaining official interest group status with AAA; optimizing professional opportunities for members available via AAA; overseeing and growing professional presence within and outside AAA; and organizing the annual ACYIG joint conference.
If you would like to be considered for one of the two open positions on the ACYIG Board, please email one to two paragraphs to Dr. Rachael Stryker at email@example.com by Sunday, December 15, 2013 stating why you would like to become a Board member and what you feel you can bring to ACYIG. Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you. The ACYIG Board will make decisions by January 15, 2014, and notify you soon after. Your duties as an ACYIG Board Member begin on February 1, 2014, and your appointment will be confirmed at the ACYIG business meeting in Charleston, SC later that month when you are formally introduced to the membership.
If you have any questions about ACYIG Board member duties or this open Board appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to answer them.
Self and other at home and at school: children with a migration background in Dutch education
Anna van der Meulen, PhD student
Department of Educational Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Friday 15 November, 13.00-14.30, room Z-113
VU University is located at a 10-minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Zuid railway station. The Metropolitan Building is located opposite the University’s main building, across the tramway. Tram stop ‘De Boelelaan / VU’ is served by tram lines 5 and 51.
Feel free to communicate information of this seminar to other people who might be interested. Could you confirm your participation in the 15 November seminar to us? firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Annual Convention, “Diverging Diversities: Plurality in Children’s and Young Adult Literature Then and Now,” University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC,June 19-21, 2014
In March 2013, Chicago Public School officials generated controversy when they removed Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis, from inclusion in 7th grade curriculum and classrooms. Over the past decade, however, Persepolis has increasingly appeared in college-level courses, such as freshman composition, religious studies, women’s and gender studies, and children’s/YA literature, among others. For the upcoming ChLA conference, I am interested in forming an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on different pedagogical approaches to teaching Persepolis in the undergraduate classroom; I also welcome submissions about the inclusion and/or exclusion of Satrapi’s novel from secondary school curriculum and related controversies. I encourage submissions from scholars and educators across a variety of disciplines and fields, including English, children’s/YA literature, world literature, secondary education, women’s and gender studies, rhetoric and composition, and others. Presenters will offer short papers and contribute to a discussion about the role of Persepolis in the classroom. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio or CV to Kristen Proehl, Assistant Professor of English, SUNY-Brockport,kproehl_at_brockport.edu, by Dec. 15, 2013.
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Research is vital to understanding how we can improve children’s lives and create a better future for all. Methods of research involving children are expanding rapidly and changing the way we think about children and what they have to tell us about issues relevant to their lives. But how can we ensure these research approaches are ethically sound, children are respected and their views and perspectives gathered and reported with integrity? Faced with dilemmas and challenges, researchers often struggle to find adequate guidance and strategies.
While a range of guidance materials on research involving children is available, it was considered timely and important to bring together the best thinking internationally about key ethical issues and how these might be addressed in different research contexts. This extensive evidence is underpinned by an explicit emphasis on the important role of reflexivity, rights and relationships in progressing ethical research.
The Ethical Research Involving Children Project is intended to provide both guidance and a forum for discussion offering advice and possible solutions. A joint initiative by the UNICEF Office of Research, the Childwatch International Research Network, the Centre for Children and Young People at Southern Cross University and the Children’s Issues Centre at the University of Otago, the Ethical Research Involving Children Project avoids a prescribed approach and encourages greater consideration of ethical issues as part of a reflective process between researchers, children and other stakeholders.
Nearly 400 members of the international research and NGO communities have contributed to this project that has developed a range of resources to provide clear guidance on ethical issues and concerns that can be applied in multiple research contexts. The resources include:
- An International Charter for Ethical Research Involving Children;
- A Compendium on ethical issues and challenges, including a collection of over 20 case studies as well as structured questions to guide ethical research involving children (called ‘Getting Started’);
- A website www.childethics.com specifically designed to provide a rich repository of evidence-based information, resources and links to journal articles to guide and improve research involving children and to provide a platform for further critical reflection and dialogue.
We hope that these resources will support you and your organisation to further develop, enrich and sustain high quality, ethical research that will contribute to improving the lives of children. Please join us in this effort and share your ideas and experience on www.childethics.com.