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Volume 1 Number 1 2011         ISSN 1463-9491
Nicola Yelland & Sue Saltmarsh. Editorial

Alan Prout. Taking a Step away from Modernity: reconsidering the new sociology of childhood

Karen Wells. The Politics of Life: governing childhood

Sue Saltmarsh. Bus Ride to the Future: cultural imaginaries of Australian childhood in the education landscape

Hillevi Lenz Taguchi. Investigating Learning, Participation and Becoming in Early Childhood Practices with a Relational Materialist Approach

Claudia Mitchell. What’s Participation Got to Do with It? Visual Methodologies in ‘Girl-Method’ to Address Gender-Based Violence in the Time of AIDS

Mark Vicars. Artful Practices: identities at work in play


Annie Hau-nung Chan. A Culture of Protection: the establishment of a sex offenders’ register in Hong Kong

Rajani M. Konantambigi. Concerns of Childhood in India


Governing Childhood into the 21st Century: biopolitical technologies of childhood management and education (Majia Holmer Nadesan), reviewed by Kerry Moakes

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Bridging Theory and Practice: Partnerships and Collaboration in Childhood Services
Guest Editor: ESTHER CHAN, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Partnerships and collaborations between the professions, families and communities are an increasingly important dimension of policy landscapes internationally. Across a range of disciplinary fields whose practitioners work with and on behalf of children, there is an expectation that professional knowledge and service are at their most effective when there is meaningful collaboration with stakeholders.

This has important implications for pre-service education and professional development, as well as for the day-to-day working lives of practitioners working to support children in family and community settings, education, allied health services and the social service sectors. It also raises significant questions about the ways in which partnerships are established and maintained, as well presenting a range of challenges and opportunities pertaining to the future of professional engagement with stakeholders.

This special issue of the new journal Global Studies of Childhood ( will make a critical contribution to understanding the ways in which practitioners engage with children, families and communities in a variety of contexts. This will involve describing and interrogating current projects, as well as problematizing the issues around partnerships and collaborations. For example, papers may consider the tensions around policy rhetorics that invite partnerships and then are selective in their application of the initiatives to suit personal or political imperatives.

Contributors might consider the following issues and questions: Is collaboration with stakeholders’ project currently an essential element in the process of educational reform? When partnerships and collaborations are instigated, what is the impact on professionals, teachers, children as well as parents? In what way is practice and policy in a given area shaped by the voices of a variety of stakeholders? In what ways can professional educators and/or practitioners work with communities to meet children’s needs?

Contributors are advised to read the ‘How to Contribute’ guidelines on the GSCH website before submission:

Submissions are due by 30 September, 2011 and should be submitted via email to the Guest Editor: Esther Chan (

May 31, 2011 – expression of interest with 300 word abstract
September 30, 2011 – Manuscript submission
October – November 2011: Selection Review process
December 2011: Feedback to authors
January 31, 2012: Final papers due
Publication March 2012


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