25 years of the UNCRC

25 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC):

The relevance of children’s rights in a
higher education context


It is 25 years this November since the UNCRC was internationally agreed. Join us to celebrate and reflect upon the UNCRC, children’s rights, and higher education:

  • What is the place of a children’s rights perspective in developing professional and academic practices?
  • How does a children’s rights perspective challenge our assumptions as students, lecturers and researchers in higher education?
  • Should higher education be taking more account of children’s perspectives?

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Afua Twum Danso Imoh, Lecturer in the Sociology of Childhood at the University of Sheffield and co-editor of the recent book Children’s Lives in an Era of Children’s Rights: The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa.
  • Professor Priscilla Alderson, Professor Emerita of Childhood Studies at the Institute of Education. Her work on children’s competence, wisdom and rights has been widely published.
  • Professionals from educational, legal, and NGO sectors, who are or were studying at the Institute of Education. They will reflect on how children’s rights perspectives have informed their own work and studies.

Please come and join the dialogue!

Date: 19th November 2014
Time: 6-8pm, followed by refreshments and reception
Place: Committee Room 1, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London

Please RSVP to Rachel Rosen: r.rosen@ioe.ac.uk

Hosted by the SSRU and TCRU in the Department of Childhood, Families and Health at the Institute of Education.