#PotW: Key Questions in Human Rights / Human Rights Consortium Open Evening – 18 Feb

What are the human rights challenges of the future? This free, one-day event seeks to introduce and expand upon key questions at the cutting edge of several human rights issues. In previous years we have explored the rights of refugees to seek asylum, environmental destruction and its links to human rights, and challenges to human… Continue reading #PotW: Key Questions in Human Rights / Human Rights Consortium Open Evening – 18 Feb

Pick of the Week: What Kind of Theory and Research is Relevant to the Well-Being and Rights of Children? -19 June 2013

Connections and smooth pathways between research, policy and practice are essential to ensure that researchers can play a part in achieving social justice and making a difference to children’s lives.  Professor Smith will argue that the recognition of children as active citizens and participants in research rather than the passive objects of concern is one… Continue reading Pick of the Week: What Kind of Theory and Research is Relevant to the Well-Being and Rights of Children? -19 June 2013

NZ Link Visiting Professor Anne Smith gives first lecture on early childhood education

In her inaugural lecture last week as the School’s NZ-UK Link Visiting Professor for 2013, Anne Smith outlined how New Zealand’s early childhood system became a model of best practice for the recognition of children’s rights in early childhood education. She also highlighted the threats posed by current fiscal policies to its ongoing integrity.