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Children at Work


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Global Studies of Childhood
Volume 2 Number 3, 2012, ISSN 1463-9491


Childhood Futures: better childhoods?

Keri Facer, Rachel Holmes & Nick Lee. Editorial OPEN ACCESS

Jill Bradbury & Jude Clark. Echoes of the Past in Imaginings of the Future: the problems and possibilities of working with young people in contemporary South Africa

Ida Fadzillah. ‘Better Childhoods’ as Immigration Narrative (Not) Told through Food

Kate Pahl. Time and Space as a Resource for Meaning-Making by Children and Young People in Home and Community Settings

Heather Rae-Espinoza. Parental Emigration and Conceptions of Better Futures in Ecuador

Jennifer Sumsion & Susan Grieshaber. Pursuing Better Childhoods and Futures through Curriculum: utopian visions in the development of Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework

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Monday 18th – Friday 22nd July 2011
Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
Summer Institute Director: Maggie MacLure

We are pleased to announce the second international Summer Institute in Qualitative Research, organised and hosted by the Education and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Please display or circulate to any colleagues who might be interested.

The Summer Institute provides the opportunity to learn about major trends in theory, in dialogue with leading theorists.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS [further speakers to be announced]
Deborah Britzman, York University, Canada
Linda Tuhiwai Smith, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Lisa Mazzei, Gonzaga University, USA
Bill Green, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Kate McCoy, State University of New York (New Paltz)
Helen Colley, MMU
Harry Torrance, MMU
Keri Facer, MMU
Maggie MacLure, MMU

‘PUTTING THEORISTS TO WORK’ workshops (Butler, Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault and others)

Sessions will be a mix of keynote sessions from leading researchers, small-group discussions and workshops on the work of leading theorists. Opportunities for interaction are an important part of the week’s activities.

The Summer Institute will be of interest to qualitative researchers who are looking for serious and stimulating engagements with theory, from doctoral students to more experienced researchers, across a range of disciplines including education, social sciences, health and caring professions.

STANDARD DELEGATE FEE: £295 (including all lunches and refreshments, plus wine reception)

Initial inquiries and registration details: email
For information on last year’s Summer Institute:

Summer Institute in Qualitative Research
Education and Social Research Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
799 Wilmslow Road
Manchester, M20 2RR
tel +44 (0)161 247 2318 
fax +44 (0) 161 247 6353

The Education and Social Research Institute at MMU is a leading centre for applied social and educational research with a world-class reputation for the development of theory and methodology. It is one of the top ten UK education research establishments, according to the last Research Assessment Exercise. See

Admin Team, Summer Institute in Qualitative Research July 2011

Manchester Metropolitan University
Institute of Education, Research Centre, 799 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury
Manchester M20 2RR, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0)161 247 2318
Fax: +44 (0)161 247 6353


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