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Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation

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Liverpool Hope University is pleased to announce a major international conference on childhood and youth:

Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation

23rd and 24th June 2016 - Liverpool Hope University

Keynote Speakers

Mary Jane Kehily - Professor of Gender and Education in the Centre for Childhood and Youth Studies, Open University.

Jens Qvortrup – Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Hasina Ebrahim - Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of South Africa.

In a rapidly changing world children and young people are subjected to a wide range of social, cultural and economic pressures which impact significantly on their everyday lives. At the same time, these pressures shape educational, social and welfare policies and practices in ways that have direct implications for how professionals work with and for children and young people.

This multidisciplinary conference aims to provide an opportunity to disseminate, discuss and explore research and practice that explore children and young people’s action, agency and participation in responding to such changes and social pressures. 

The conference will be of special interest to practitioners working in the fields of Social Work, Youth Work and Education and academics and scholars in disciplines such as Childhood and Youth Studies, Criminology, Education Studies, Social Policy and Sociology.

There will be a number of publications arising from this conference and all accepted papers will considered for inclusion.


Download the Children and Young People in a Changing World Conference Schedule‌ for full details of each day.