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Early Years and Childhood Studies International Conference

27 Oct 2010

Early Years and Childhood Studies International Conference

Call for Papers

Early Childhood in Developing World Contexts: International Conference 7th – 8th April 2011
University College Cork

A two-day international conference on global childhoods will be held at UCC on the 7th and 8th April, 2011. The overall aim of the conference is to deepen understanding of children’s lives in developing country contexts, drawing attention to early childhood development in the majority world and the importance of including local traditions, culture and knowledge in professional practice. Current discourses on early childhood in a global context will be examined and debated. In particular, the conference will explore the localised contexts of childhood and challenge the euro-centric perspective which current research and practice largely offers. Researchers, policy makers and practioners will come together to build on their experiences and knowledge and to contribute to current debates on appropriate polices and professional practices in Early Years Care and Education.
Abstracts for papers and posters should be sent to ecdwcic@ucc.ie by Friday 3rd December 2010. Please see conference website for further information http://www.ucc.ie/en/ecdconf/

School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland

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