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CFP: Childhood and Pethood

Call for Papers
Childhood and Pethood: Representation, Subjectivity, and the Cultural Politics of Power

Abstracts (500 words) due November 1, 2014
Articles (7,000 words) due July 1, 2015

While scholars of children’s literature and childhood studies frequently discuss representations of animals in children’s texts, there is little discussion of the often parallel ways in which these texts construct animal and child subjectivity. Continue reading

Seal Beach Sunrise

2015 ACYIG Annual Conference

March 12-15, 2015 — Long Beach, CA
Hosted by California State University, Long Beach
Conference Hotel: Ayres Hotel Seal Beach

Keynote Speaker: Susan Terrio (Georgetown University)
Susan will speak about her widely touted research chronicling the experiences of undocumented children and youth in U.S. immigration custody, in advance of her new book Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody, to be published by the University of California Press in May 2015.


See our Conferences page for more information about registration, lodging, paper & session submission, and special events!


 

 

Online Graduate Courses in Children and Youth Studies

Accepting applications now for 2015

The Graduate Certificate and Masters of Childhood and Youth Studies are designed to meet the needs of people working, or intending to work, with children, young people and their families. These courses are targeted toward professionals working in fields as diverse as social work, welfare, family services, health, education, family dispute resolution, sport and recreation, law, juvenile justice, international community development, research and policy development.

The Masters course includes studies in:

  • Child protection and participation
  • Young people’s social and emotional wellbeing
  • Children’s rights
  • Young people and the law
  • Supporting children through difficult times
  • Drugs, alcohol and sexual health
  • Embracing diversity
  • Program evaluation
  • Research with and for children
  • Workplace leadership
  • Professional portfolio development

The courses are offered externally/online from Southern Cross University, Australia. This allows you to apply your learning immediately in your workplace. There is a strong focus on authentic and professionally-relevant assessment – no written examinations. You can enroll in a full award, or undertake single units as accredited professional development and continue on to the awards at a later date. Students who have completed a Bachelor degree in a similar discipline may receive advanced standing towards the Masters award. If you are interested in this course, please don’t hesitate to contact us via reply email and we can forward you a detailed Prospective Student Guide.

We are also always very happy to talk to you about the course and whether it would meet your professional needs, or those of others in your organisation. Dr Chris Morgan, Course Coordinator, Postgraduate Coursework Programs, School of Education, Southern Cross University, Australia. Phone:+61 2 6620 3018 – Email: chris.morgan@scu.edu.au