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Children in Crisis Conference - A National Hui

7-9 October 2013 

The Centre for Global Studies in Education hosted this important national hui in response to recent reports and research on children in crisis in Aotearoa/ New Zealand. This 3 day conference provided an opportunity for all interested groups (e.g. practitioners, teachers, counsellors, social workers, academics and agencies) to discuss these vital issues, to discuss government policies and initiatives, to promote an on-going forum, to develop a Handbook for Teachers, and produce other publications, including a Special Issue of Education Philosophy And Theory [EPAT].  

Keynote speakers included: Professor Jonathan Boston, Anthea Simcock (Child Matters), Jacinda Ardern, Mana Ririki, the Deputy Children's Commissioner, Associate Professor Susan St. John, Judith Nowotarski (NZEI President), Angela Roberts (PPTA President) and Professor Kuni Jenkins.

Conference publications are now available.   

Further information available on the website here.  

For videos of keynote addresses, please click here.

EPAT Cover

Conference publication now available with the release of the Educational Philosophy And Theory [EPAT] special issue Journal "Children in Crisis: Child Poverty, Education and Social Justice", Volume 46, Issue 9, 2014

Resulting from the CGSE's 2013 Children in crisis conference this special issue journal, which can be found here, highlights the precarious situation for far too many New Zealand children.
Free access to the the journals online content covers all papers including the introduction by the Centre for Global Studies in Education's Director Professor's Tina Besley and Associate Director Michael Peters, which explores issues of poverty, education and globalisation.