2014 Day of General Discussion: Digital Media and Children’s rights
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is holding its Day of General Discussion (DGD) in Geneva on 12 September 2014. The topic for this year’s discussion will be “Digital media and children’s rights”. The Committee is inviting children and teens (under 18 years old) to share their opinions and experiences before the day (they can also participate via Facebook and Twitter during the event).
Before the DGD children can: write to the Committee, send a report, make a short film or create a Storify page. The two main themes will be: Access to digital media and ICT, and Children’s participation and education online.
Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts (CSAC) is a multidisciplinary international journal that publishes papers on children’s development in diverse social and cultural contexts in Asia Pacific region. CSAC’s paramount aim is to examine biological, emotional, cognitive, social, and cultural development of children; the role of social and cultural contexts, such as family, educare setting, school, and community, in children’s development; the interaction between development and context; and its theoretical and practical implications, including social policies for children. We welcome studies that present results of primary scientific research. Case studies or policy reports that are not based on scientific research with sound methodology are not considered for publication.
Now accepting papers for publicati
The submission deadline for publication in the February issue has been extended to November 30, 2014.
To submit, please visit our homepage at www.e-csac.org
The Froebel Certificate course will run again in 2014-2015 at the University of Roehampton, London.
At a time of rapid change in policy and practice in the early years there is an increasing need for practitioners to be able to understand, articulate and justify an informed pedagogy. The Froebel Certificate course focuses on key principles underpinning Froebelian practice in a range of early childhood settings and contexts. It brings together historical and contemporary study of Froebel’s principles and practice in order to help students to reflect on and develop their own ideas and practice.
The Certificate is offered at Level 4 and Level 6 and the cost is £440, including a 50% subsidy from the Froebel Trust.
The course begins with an introductory session in early October. Application forms and a list of draft dates are available from our website:
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For the topic focused on “Transnational Childhoods” of the journal Transnational Social Review–A Social Work Journal (TSR), the guest editors Ruth Emond and Florian Esser invite your submissions of proposal abstracts.
Full information is available here (PDF):