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...Overview In Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies, childhood is defined as the age range from birth to the age of 12. This resource explores and details the experiences of children from a diverse range of regional contexts. As well...

“The savage childhood of the human race”

David W. Jardine

Dr. David W. Jardine is a Full Professor of Education at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the author and co-author of seven other books in education, over 80 articles in refereed scholarly journals, and dozens of book chapters. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedagogy Left in Peace : Cultivating Free Spaces in Teaching and Learning

Continuum, 2012

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...We are an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality–judiciously as you will–we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study, too, and that's how things will sort out...

Conclusions

Mitsuko Matsumoto

Mitsuko Matsumoto gained her DPhil at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK. She currently collaborates with el Fundación Education para el Empleo in Madrid, Spain, and has worked for the UN Liaison Office of Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist association that promotes peace, culture and education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education and Disadvantaged Children and Young People

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The book has explored where, why and how some groups of children and young people are disadvantaged in education and also how their disadvantage can be redressed. The book has done so by having seven case studies about education and groups...

Gender in Childhood (Canada)

Pamela Malins

Pamela Malins is a senior research assistant at Western University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Gender, status and rights The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that every individual is equal and should not experience discrimination (1982: s. 6(2)(b)). Over the years, primarily since 2012, each province and territory...

Overview of Childhood (Turkey)

Şenay Özen Altınkaynak

Şenay Özen Altınkaynak is a PhD at Kafkas University, Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Theoretical approaches to childhood and childhood studies Analyzing the current situation of childhood in a country is the most important step to overcome obstacles to the development of effective policies and to make structural changes...

Education Policy for Agency and Participation

Mario Biggeri

Mario Biggeri is Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of Florence, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Agency and Participation in Childhood and Youth : International Applications of the Capability Approach in Schools and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Introduction Children and young people are too often excluded, in a sort of age-bias, from participation processes and collective deliberative choices. In this chapter, the capability approach is applied to rethink...

Promoting Peace through Children’s Media: The Case of Sesame Workshop

Peace Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Sesame Workshop has a long history of utilizing multimedia platforms to promote mutual respect and understanding in countries affected by conflict and those with diverse populations that struggle with issues of cultural violence. The work...

Introduction

Caroline Sarojini Hart

Caroline Sarojini Hart is Senior Lecturer in Education at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and Affiliated Lecturer in Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Agency and Participation in Childhood and Youth : International Applications of the Capability Approach in Schools and Beyond

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The ‘capability approach’ was initially developed by economist and philosopher, Amartya Sen, recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1998 for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory. Sen has made particular contributions...

Endpiece: What can we learn about children as decision makers by bringing together perspectives and experiences from different cultures?

Sue Cox

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Sue Cox is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Caroline Dyer

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Caroline Dyer is Senior Lecturer for the Centre of Development Studies at the Institute of Political and International Studies (POLIS), University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anna Robinson-Pant

Anna Robinson-Pant is Professor of Education at the Centre for Applied Research in Education, University of East Anglia, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michele Schweisfurth

Michele Schweisfurth is Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Glasgow, UK. She is also Editor of the journal Comparative Education and was Chair of the British Association for International and Comparative Education (2010-12). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Children as Decision Makers in Education : Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

Continuum, 2010

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...One of the stimuli behind bringing together this volume was the diversity of meanings that individual authors gave to children’s participation in decision-making. From the accounts included in this collection, we can see many issues...
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...The barriers faced by Chinese rural-urban migrants to access social services, particularly education, in host cities could help explain why the majority of migrants choose to leave their children behind. This paper proposes a theoretical...