Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Migration Multiculturalism and Contemporary Childhoods

Speakers from Ireland, Spain, Canada and the UK will address the question of cultural and racial diversity in the experience of contemporary children, both in Ireland and internationally.

The increase in migration into Ireland since the late 1990s means that racial, cultural and linguistic diversity are now part of growing up in Ireland. During this one-day conference and networking event in University College Cork we would like to discuss how Ireland’s increasing diversity is reflected in the lives of children. Questions that will be asked include: how is bilingualism accommodated? How can children learn about and share their cultural identity in schools and through community activities? Does reading material for children reflect cultural diversity? How can schools be more inclusive? Are cultural and arts organisations engaging with children from diverse backgrounds? Speakers from Ireland, Spain, Canada and the UK will present research on these topics, and participants are also invited to join in the discussion and share their experience and expertise, as educators, arts practitioners, parents, or community representatives. This conference has been funded by the Irish Research Council.

Category: Conferences: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 10.30 AM - 6.30 PM
Location: West Wing 5
Target Audience: All Welcome; pre-registration required
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Cliona O Gallchoir
021 4903290

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