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THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

On behalf of the organizing committee, I would be pleased and honoured to welcome you in Adana, Turkey to the 3rd International Congress on Early Childhood Education (3rd ICECE). The upcoming congress will take place during 12-15 September 2012 at Cukurova University.

The main theme of this year’s ICECE is “Different Approaches to Early Childhood Education and Cross-Cultural Perspectives about Educating Young Children”. Although authors are encouraged to submit abstracts related to the main theme of the congress, all submitted abstracts will be reviewed for oral or poster presentation.

As a major southern metropolitan center situated on the Seyhan River, Adana will provide a charming background for an open exchange of ideas and presentation of new research findings.

I hope that you will participate and join us for the stimulating scientific sessions at alluring Cukurova University in Adana.

For more details, please visit our website: http://egitim.cu.edu.tr/ooeken/  

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission 2 January 2012 -16 April 2012
Announcement of Accepted Abstracts 30 May 2012
Registration Dates 4 June 2012 – 3 August 2012
Announcement of the Congress Programme 10 August 2012
Deadline for Submitting Full Texts 1 October 2012

Once again, I am welcoming you to Adana, Turkey and I look forward to seeing you at the 3rd International Congress on Early Childhood Education.

Yours Sincerely,

Professor Dr. Yasare AKTAS ARNAS

Congress Chair

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A CHILD’S WORLD CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPER ABSTRACTS

On behalf of the conference organisers and speakers, we would like to invite you to participate in the following international conference:

          A Child’s World – Working Together for a Better Future

          27-29th June 2012

          Venue: Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Organised and hosted by the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University www.aber.ac.uk/sell

 

Key Speakers include:

Leighton Andrews AM, Minister for Education & Skills, Welsh Government

Professor Jouni Välijärvi, National PISA Coordinator, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland;

Keith Towler, Children’s Commissioner for Wales;

Ann Keane, Chief Inspector Estyn

 

“A Child’s World – Working Together for a Better Future” Conference has been devised to frame new concepts in collaborative practice in childhood studies against social, legislative and organisational changes within an international strategic dimension.

In line with embedding Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC), raising standards, promoting pupil participation and developing effective leadership and management, collaborative working is a vital tool in creating effective policy and shared practice.

Focused primarily at an educational research and professional audience, the findings will be relevant across a range of disciplines, including governmental policy formulation, social care and operational delivery of public services. The wide ranging scope of the conference will be highly applicable for national, regional and local government, education professionals and of direct interest to the general public.

It is intended that a series of papers of academic quality and scholarly importance will be published, providing the opportunity to identify and share best practice amongst subject professionals.

The School of Educationand Lifelong Learning welcomes and invites submission of abstracts for presentation and dissemination at the conference on the following themes:

 

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Embedding ESDGC in whole curriculum

Pupil Participation

Collaborative Working

 

EARLY YEARS

Transition from play-based learning

Leadership and Management

Collaborative Working

 

RAISING STANDARDS

Numeracy and Literacy

Assessment

Collaborative working

 

Abstracts should outline the issue addressed, methods and approaches, results and conclusions. The School of Education and Lifelong Learning welcomes the submission of abstracts in English or Welsh.

The form for submitting abstract proposals can be reached through the following hyperlink:                http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/sell/a-childs-world-conference/abstract-sub/

Presentations must not exceed 20 minute duration.

The initial closing date for abstract submission is Friday 25 November 2011

 

Proposals will be reviewed against the following criteria

          * Relevance to the conference aims

          * Clarity and coherence of the proposal

 

All accepted conference papers will be published in Conference Proceedings

 

REGISTRATION FEES: Further details will be available soon

 

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Militant Boy

GLOBAL STUDIES OF CHILDHOOD – VOLUME 1 NUMBER 2 (2011)

Now available at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/GSCH/content/pdfs/1/issue1_2.asp

GLOBAL STUDIES OF CHILDHOOD
Volume 1 Number 2 2011, ISSN 1463-9491
 

SPECIAL ISSUE
CHILDREN ON THE MOVE: The impact of involuntary and voluntary migration on the lives of children
Guest Editors: ADA LAI & RUPERT MACLEAN

Ada Lai & Rupert Maclean. Editorial. Children on the Move: the impact of involuntary and voluntary migration on the lives of children

Ravinder Sidhu, Sandra Taylor & Pam Christie. Schooling and Refugees: engaging with the complex trajectories of globalisation

Su-Ann Oh. Rice, Slippers, Bananas and Caneball: children’s narratives of internal displacement and forced migration from Burma

Rajeshwari Asokaraj. Resisting Bare Life: children’s reproduction of quotidian culture in a Sri Lankan camp

Antonina Tereshchenko & Helena C. Araújo. Stories of Belonging: Ukrainian immigrant children’s experiences of Portugal

Celeste Y.M. Yuen & Rosalind Wu. New Schooling and New Identities: Chinese immigrant students’ perspectives

 

COLLOQUIUM

Kim Fong Poon-McBrayer. Model Minority and Learning Disabilities: double jeopardy for Asian immigrant children in the USA

 

BOOK REVIEW
Childhood and Consumer Culture (David Buckingham & Vebjrg Tingstad, Eds), reviewed by Keith Cranwell
PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION. Subscription to the 2011 issues is available to private individuals at a cost of US$50.00. If you wish to subscribe immediately you may do so online at www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribeGSCH.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (institution-wide access). If you are working within an institution that maintains a Library, please urge them to take out a subscription so that we can provide access throughout your institution; details of subscription rates and access control arrangements for libraries can be found at www.symposium-journals.co.uk/prices.html

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editors at GSCH@ied.edu.hk

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the journal articles on the website, please email the publishers at support@symposium-journals.co.uk

 

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POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION – VOLUME 9 NUMBER 3 (2011)

Just published at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pfie/content/pdfs/9/issue9_3.asp

POLICY FUTURES IN EDUCATION
Volume 9 Number 3 2011, ISSN 1478-2103
SPECIAL ISSUE
Politics, Pedagogy and Practice in School Health Policy
Guest Editors: CAROLYN VANDER SCHEE & MICHAEL GARD

Carolyn Vander Schee & Michael Gard. Editorial. Politics, Pedagogy and Practice in School Health Policy
Margaret Sinkinson. Back to the Future: reoccurring issues and discourses in health education inNew Zealand schools

John Evans, Emma Rich, Laura De Pian & Brian Davies. Health Imperatives, Policy and the Corporeal Device: schools, subjectivity and children’s health

Lisette Burrrows. ‘I’m Proud to be Me’: health, community and schooling

Katie Fitzpatrick. Obesity, Health and Physical Education: a Bourdieuean perspective

Ben Dyson, Paul M. Wright, John Amis, Hugh Ferry & James M. Vardaman. The Production, Communication, and Contestation of Physical Education Policy: the cases ofMississippi andTennessee

Crystal Kroner. The Body Politic: childhood obesity as a symbol of an unbalanced economy

Colin Ong-Dean, Alan J. Daly & Vicki Park. Privileged Advocates: disability and education policy in the USA

Cris Mayo. Sexuality Education Policy and the Educative Potentials of Risk and Rights

Darla Linville. More than Bodies: protecting the health and safety of LGBTQ youth

Howard S. Adelman & Linda Taylor. Expanding School Improvement Policy to Better Address Barriers to Learning and Integrate Public Health Concerns

Access to the full texts of current articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription. However, all articles become free-to-view 18 months after publication.

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION (single user access). Subscription to the 2011 issues (this includes full access to ALL BACK NUMBERS) is available to individuals at a cost of US$54.00. Personal subscriptions also include automatic free access to ALL PAST ISSUES. If you wish to subscribe you may do so immediately at www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribePFIE.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (institution-wide access). If you are working within an institution that maintains a Library, please urge them to purchase a Library subscription so access is provided throughout your institution; full details for libraries can be found at www.symposium-journals.co.uk/prices.html

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact Professor Michael A. Peters (mpet001@illinois.edu).

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the articles, please contact the publishers at support@symposium-journals.co.uk

Glenn Rikowski and Ruth Rikowski have a number of articles in Policy Futures in Education. These include:

Rikowski, Ruth (2003) Value – the Life Blood of Capitalism: knowledge is the current key, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.1 No.1, pp.160-178: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=1&issue=1&year=2003&article=9_Rikowski_PFIE_1_1&id=195.93.21.68

Rikowski, Glenn (2004) Marx and the Education of the Future, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.2 Nos. 3 & 4, pp.565-577, online at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=2&issue=3&year=2004&article=10_Rikowski_PFEO_2_3-4_web&id=195.93.21.71

Rikowski, Ruth (2006) A Marxist Analysis of the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.4 No.4: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/viewpdf.asp?j=pfie&vol=4&issue=4&year=2006&article=7_Rikowski_PFIE_4_4_web&id=205.188.117.66

Rikowski, Ruth (2008) Review Essay: ‘On Marx: An introduction to the revolutionary intellect of Karl Marx’, by Paula Allman, Policy Futures in Education, Vol.6 No.5, pp.653-661: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/pdf/validate.asp?j=pfie&vol=6&issue=5&year=2008&article=11_Rikowski_PFIE_6_5_web

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Children at Work

GLOBAL STUDIES OF CHILDHOOD – VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1 (2011)

Now available at: http://www.wwwords.co.uk/GSCH/content/pdfs/1/issue1_1.asp

GLOBAL STUDIES OF CHILDHOOD
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

COLLOQUIA

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

BOOK REVIEW

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

Access to the full texts of current articles is restricted to those who have a Personal subscription, or those whose institution has a Library subscription. However, all articles become free-to-view 18 months after publication.

PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION. Subscription to the 2011 issues is available to private individuals at a cost of US$50.00. If you wish to subscribe immediately you may do so online at:  www.wwwords.co.uk/subscribeGSCH.asp

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION (institution-wide access). If you are working within an institution that maintains a Library, please urge them to take out a subscription so that we can provide access throughout your institution; details of subscription rates and access control arrangements for libraries can be found at www.symposium-journals.co.uk/prices.html

For all editorial matters, including articles offered for publication, please contact the Editors at GSCH@ied.edu.hk

In the event of problems concerning a subscription, or difficulty in gaining access to the journal articles on the website, please email the publishers at support@symposium-journals.co.uk

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Children at Work

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE: PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION IN CHILDHOOD SERVICES

CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE
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 (www.wwwords.co.uk/GSCH) 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: www.wwwords.co.uk/gsch/howtocontribute.asp

Submissions are due by 30 September, 2011 and should be submitted via email to the Guest Editor: Esther Chan (echan@ied.edu.hk)

TIMELINE
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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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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