CFP: Imagination, Spirituality, and Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Download the call for papers: Early Childhood conference Sept 2014

CLELE Journal – May 2014 issue now online

The May 2014 issue of CLELE journal (Children’s Literature in English Language Education) is now available online

Have a look – it is open access, with articles on young adult literature, picture books and extensive reading in children’s global language education (EFL/ESL).

International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy, 11-13 August, The Hague

The International Institute of Social Studies will be hosting an International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy 11-13 August 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. Please visit for general information.

There is still limited space available in select thematic areas. More information is available about each thematic area on the About the Forum page. If you are interested in participating, please contact the appropriate thematic chair directly before June 30th.

CFP: Childhood and Popular Culture, live and online!

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting submissions for our 25th Annual Conference until June 15. We are seeking papers, panels, roundtables and other formats on any topic at the convergence of childhood and popular culture. Please see our full CFP for more info.

Can’t make it to Baltimore in November? You can still participate via our online collaboration with H-PCAACA, “American Childhood in 25 Artifacts.” Let’s do a little digital scholarship! Please submit your artifact for this collection by Oct 10.

Forthcoming book: Child Labour in Global Society

Child Labour in Global Society, by Paul Close
Bingley: Emerald Group
June 2014 (ISBN 978-1-78350-779-5);

Child Labour in Global Society is a critical response to the modern
educational regime, compulsory schooling and the ‘slavery industry’ in a
globalizing world; to evolving and exploitative notions of ‘slavery'; to
definitions of ‘slavery’ in international law; to approaches to ‘educational
labour’, including in international human rights law; and to cultural,
common-sense and professional perspectives on ‘slavery’ and ‘educational
labour’, in the light of which it is arguable that children’s ‘slave labour’
in modern and modernizing societies is grossly under-estimated and otherwise
greatly, if conveniently, misrepresented.