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Dear Colleague

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 – Next Steps

International Conference: 25-27th June, 2014

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

Organised and hosted by the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University

For further enquiries, please do not hesitate to reply to this e-mail address:-

Key Speakers include:

Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education & Skills, Welsh Government (Invited & TBC)

Professor David Reynolds, Southampton Education School, Southampton University. He is currently Senior Policy Advisor to the Welsh Assembly Government.

Professor Rebecca Wallace, Judge of the First tier Tribunal, Research Professor of International Human Rights and Justice, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Professor David Wray, Professor of Literacy Education, University of Warwick, Coventry

Other speakers to follow


The School of Education and Lifelong Learning kindly invites you to participate in the International Conference: A Child’s World – Next Steps, taking place on 25-27 June 2014 at the Penglais Campus of Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.

‘A Child’s World – Next Steps’ Conference has been devised to build on the success of the 2012 conference ‘A Child’s World: Working Together for a Better Future’, focusing on new concepts in Raising Standards, Curriculum Development and Safeguarding Children, with the aim of enabling collaboration, creating effective policy and sharing best practice in childhood studies within an international strategic dimension.

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 international, national, regional and local government, along with education professionals and will be of direct interest to the general public.

It is intended that selected papers will be published in an edited book, providing the opportunity to identify and share best practice amongst subject professionals.

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


Children’s Rights and Voice

Leadership and Management

Training and Professional Development for all stakeholders involved with children


Transition Across Phases

Technology Enhanced Learning

Learner Engagement & Support


Numeracy and Literacy

Addressing Underachievement

Training and Professional Development for all stakeholders involved with children


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:

Presentations must not exceed 20 minute duration.

Abstract Submission Details


 no more than 100 words


 no more than 30 words

 Issue Addressed: 

 no more than 100 words

 Methods and Approaches:     

 no more than 100 words


 no more than 100 words


 no more than 100 words


The initial closing date for abstract submission is Friday 29 November 2013

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

Flyer:  A Childs World – Next steps.docx



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Educating from Marx

Educating from Marx

POWER AND EDUCATION – Volume 5 Issue 1 (2013)

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Volume 5 Number 1 2013, ISSN 1757-7438


Changing the Discourse of Education



Heather Piper, Jerome Satterthwaite & Pat Sikes. Introduction. Changing the Discourse of Education

Gert Biesta. Interrupting the Politics of Learning

James Avis. Post-Fordist Illusions: knowledge-based economies and transformation

Liz Atkins. From Marginal Learning to Marginal Employment? The Real Impact of ‘Learning’ Employability Skills

Kristina Alstam. Ideologies of Mothering in an Internet Forum: hurting narratives and declarative defence

Eugene C. Schaffer, Sam Stringfield, David Reynolds & Justin Schaffer. Opportunity and Justice: building a valuable and sustainable educational experience for disenfranchised and disengaged youth

Michele Moore & Heather Brunskell-Evans. Foucault, Pollyanna and the Iraq Research Fellowship Programme: political grace and the struggle to decolonise research practice

Jennifer Patterson. Punch Drunk on Research Impact: a critical analysis of textual power politics

The Assault on Universities: a manifesto for resistance (Michael Bailey & Des Freedman, Eds), reviewed by Celina McEwen
The Evolving Significance of Race: living, learning, and teaching (Sherick Hughes & Theodorea Regina Berry, Eds), reviewed by Joyanne De Four-Babb
Curriculum, Community, and Urban School Reform (Barry M. Franklin), reviewed by Vonzell Agosto

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