Interrogating the boundaries of childhood studies and youth studies: Themes, debates and controversies in research and practice
9 Mar 2016
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10.30 Arrival and Registration
11.00 Opening Plenary Policy and Politics Sir Al Aynsley Green, former Children’s Commissioner and current President of the B.M.A. and Professor Nigel Thomas Professor of Childhood and Youth Research, Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation, UCLAN Discussant: Professor Lynn Tett
13.15 Paper Sessions
Panel A ‘I’m getting the child’s voice: Do I get their rights?’ Laura Goodfellow, University of Manchester, Institute of Education
Democracy, democracy and participation: Involving youth or youth voice as separation? Richard McHugh and Dr Hannah Smithson, MMU
Children’s voices and participation in technology mediated research Dr Natalia Kucirkova, MMU
Using Visual Methods to Inform a Mixed Methods Study Dr Valerie Farnsworth, University of Leeds
Panel B Engaging people with autism: tensions between vulnerability and independence Dr Jacqui Shepherd, University of Sussex
An exploration of an asset-based approach to the management of diabetes in young people: a qualitative participatory approach Emma Green, University of East London
Youth Work at the end of life Dr Rajesh Patel, MMU
Toxic Childhood or Toxic Children? Constructing boundaries of childhood and adolescence in Sue Palmer’s parenting books Jonquil Balcombe, Huddersfield
Love and Professionalism? An engagement with Jools Page on Professional Love in the Early Years Dr Martin Purcell, Huddersfield
15.30 Closing Plenary Boundary-crossings: interdisciplinary work as disruptive force to policy and practices Professor Brid Featherstone,Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield and Professor Rachel Holmes,Professor of Cultural Studies of Childhood, MMU Discussant: Janet Batsleer
17.00 Close of meeting
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