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CFP: Indigenous Girls

Special Issue of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

The special issue of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal,
“Indigenous Girls”, is open to diverse forms of expressions on the
theme. These forms can include academic articles, short stories,
personal essays, digital and other art media, and book reviews. Continue reading

CFP for SHCY 2015 Conference

Legal Childhoods
SHCY Panel Submission/CFP
This panel is interested in the long historical legacy of juvenile subjects as represented, and perhaps, created through the discourse of imperial law. We are particularly interested in a trans-Atlantic conversation that may include representations of renaissance English child subjects, colonial child subjects, or early American child subjects as legal manifestations of personhood and minor citizenship find respite in these juvenile bodies. This conversation will inevitably raise questions about what constitutes childhood through an imperialistic eye and long reaching legal precedence; the critical attention of which is often elided by idealistic, ideological, and national understandings of childhood. Papers that take up these critical questions by recognizing legal childhood and juvenile bodies as intersectional subjects in imperialist legal discourses, where race, class, gender, and citizenship define a person’s access to a privileged and/or exploited youth will be given preference. We encourage submissions that address the shifting legal identity of children as they move (or are moved) across geographic space, permeating national borders, and papers that consider the materiality of the juvenile body in relation to place(s) and to object(s).
Interested participants should send a 250 word abstract to gocasion@english.umass.edu and afsimpso@english.umass.edu by  August 31, 2014.

 

UNCRC wants kids’ input for discussion of digital media

2014 Day of General Discussion: Digital Media and Children’s rights

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is holding its Day of General Discussion (DGD) in Geneva on 12 September 2014. The topic for this year’s discussion will be “Digital media and children’s rights”. The Committee is inviting children and teens (under 18 years old) to share their opinions and experiences before the day (they can also participate via Facebook and Twitter during the event).

Before the DGD children can: write to the Committee, send a report, make a short film or create a Storify page. The two main themes will be: Access to digital media and ICT, and Children’s participation and education online.

All opinions should be sent to crc-dgd@ohchr.org by 5 September 2014. Find out more in this link.

 

CFP: Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts

Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts (CSAC) is a multidisciplinary international journal that publishes papers on children’s development in diverse social and cultural contexts in Asia Pacific region. CSAC’s paramount aim is to examine biological, emotional, cognitive, social, and cultural development of children; the role of social and cultural contexts, such as family, educare setting, school, and community, in children’s development; the interaction between development and context; and its theoretical and practical implications, including social policies for children. We welcome studies that present results of primary scientific research.  Case studies or policy reports that are not based on scientific research with sound methodology are not considered for publication. 

Now accepting papers for publication in the 2015 February issue.

The submission deadline for publication in the February issue has been extended to November 30, 2014. 

To submit, please visit our homepage at www.e-csac.org

Froebel Certificate course at University of Roehampton

The Froebel Certificate course will run again in 2014-2015 at the University of Roehampton, London.

At a time of rapid change in policy and practice in the early years there is an increasing need for practitioners to be able to understand, articulate and justify an informed pedagogy. The Froebel Certificate course focuses on key principles underpinning Froebelian practice in a range of early childhood settings and contexts. It brings together historical and contemporary study of Froebel’s principles and practice in order to help students to reflect on and develop their own ideas and practice.

The Certificate is offered at Level 4 and Level 6 and the cost is £440, including a 50% subsidy from the Froebel Trust.

The course begins with an introductory session in early October. Application forms and a list of draft dates are available from our website:

www.roehampton.ac.uk/froebel-certificate