San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation and the School of
Advanced Study, University of London
request the pleasure of your company at a lecture by
The NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor,
Emeritus Professor Anne Smith of
Otago University, New Zealand
Children’s rights and childhood studies theory and research suggest that children have the right to the best possible education during early childhood. Children during the early years are amazingly receptive to the benefits of positive learning opportunities, but at the same time vulnerable to stress and lack of positive learning opportunities. Positioning children as participating subjects, knowers and social actors, rather than the passive objects of socialization, is also an important part of recognising their rights. The lecture outlines how New Zealand’s early childhood system became a model of best practice for the recognition of children’s rights in early childhood education, and the threats posed by current fiscal policies to its ongoing integrity.
Chair: Emeritus Professor Peter Moss, Institute of Education
Respondent: Professor Ann Phoenix, Thomas Coram Research Unit
Respondent from Barnardo's
Hosted by The Institute of Education
Supported by Barnardo's
Arrive 16:30 for 17:00 Start - Followed by Reception in The Crush Hall
For more information go to: http://www.nzuklinkfoundation.org.uk/
Contact: Liza Fletcher on email@example.com with Special Requirements
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NZ-UK Link Foundation
The NZ-UK Link Foundation was set up originally as the Waitangi Foundation in 1990 after the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Under our Trust Deed, the Foundation exists to enhance links between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, through establishing and maintaining a series of business and educational exchanges to individuals to visit the other’s country.