Childhoods

Childhoods

Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand

eBook - 2015
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Children are citizens with autonomy and rights identified by international agencies and United Nations conventions, but these rights are not readily enforceable. Today, some of the worst levels of child poverty and poor health, as well as exceptionally high child suicide rates, exist in Aotearoa, New Zealand. More than a quarter of the children are experiencing a childhood of hardship and deprivation in a context of high levels of inequality, and Maori children face particular challenges. In a country that characterizes itself as 'a good place to bring up children,' this is of major concern. The essays in this book are by leading researchers from several disciplines who focus on children and young people, exploring such topics as the environment (economic, social, and natural), social justice, children's voices and rights, the identity issues they experience, and the impact of rapid societal change. What children themselves have to say is insightful and often deeply moving.

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"Aotearona" is the Maori word for "New Zealand," and the contributors of these nineteen essays want to explain what it is like to grow up there, in the midst of significant social change. First, they provide the context (theoretical frame, vulnerability, changing environment, and ethics in research). Then they explain how Aotearona children are experiencing diverse childhood events (such as recollecting the early twentieth century, the world of work, being disabled and Maori, participating in family decision making, dealing children who are adopted or fostered, and being young and working). They then listen to voices of children and the young (children of prisoners, queer and straight). Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Children are citizens with autonomy and rights identified by international agencies and United Nations conventions, but these rights are not readily enforceable. Some of the worst levels of child poverty and poor health in the OECD, as well as exceptionally high child suicide rates, exist in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More than a quarter of children are experiencing a childhood of hardship and deprivation in a context of high levels of inequality. Maori children face particular challenges. In a country that characterises itself as 'a good place to bring up children', this is of major concern. The essays in this book are by leading researchers from several disciplines and focus on all of our children and young people, exploring such topics as the environment (economic, social and natural), social justice, children's voices and rights, the identity issues they experience and the impact of rapid societal change. What children themselves have to say is insightful and often deeply moving. Contents Foreword (Keith Ballard) 1. Introduction: Children in Aotearoa New Zealand: An overview (Freeman, Higgins) 2. A theoretical framework for childhood (Anne Smith) 3. Children and vulnerability (Nicola Atwool) 4. The changing environmental worlds of NZ children (Freeman) 5. Ethics in research with children (Jude MacArthur, Margaret McKenzie) 6. Recollecting childhood at school in the early twentieth century (Helen May) 7. Managed childhoods: A social history of urban children's play (Christina R. Ergler, Robin Kearns, Karen Witten) 8. Growing up Maori and disabled (Hazel Phillips, Higgins) 9. Multicultural childhoods in a globalised world (Karen Guo) 10. Children and young people's participation in Family Law decision-making (Nicola Taylor, Megan Gollop) 11. The needs of adopted and fostered children (Anita Gibbs) 12. Being young and working (Ruth Gasson, James Calder) 13. Technology occupies us: Children, media and society (Martha Bell, Victoria Farmer) 14. Children's participation and voice in Early Childhood Education (Lyn Foote, Fiona Ellis, Ruth Gasson) 15. Children of prisoners (Julie Lawrence) 16. Children's understandings of success (Judith Sligo, Karen Nairn) 17. Genders, sexualities, differences: A peer alliance in a secondary school (Kathleen Quinlivan) 18. Rangatahi M�ori experiences of transition to work (Moana Mitchell, Hazel Phillips) 19. Conclusion: Where are we going? EDITORS NANCY HIGGINS is an independent researcher working in the areas of social justice, inclusive education and disabled children and youth. She has recently completed a research project with Nati Kapo o Aotearoa about access to health and education services for blind youth and children. In the past she has worked as a senior lecturer in teacher education. CLAIRE FREEMAN is an associate professor and director of the Master of Planning Programme, Department of Geography, University of Otago. Her interests are in environmental planning, which includes sustainable communities, planning for children and young people, and planning with nature.

Independent Publishing Group
Children are citizens with autonomy and rights identified by international agencies and United Nations conventions, but these rights are not readily enforceable. Some of the worst levels of child poverty and poor health in the OECD, as well as exceptionally high child suicide rates, exist in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More than a quarter of children are experiencing a childhood of hardship and deprivation in a context of high levels of inequality. Maori children face particular challenges. In a country that characterizes itself as "a good place to bring up children," this is of major concern. The essays in this book are by leading researchers from several disciplines and focus on all of our children and young people, exploring such topics as the environment (economic, social and natural), social justice, children’s voices and rights, the identity issues they experience and the impact of rapid societal change. What children themselves have to say is insightful and often deeply moving.


Publisher: Wellington :, Otago University Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9781927322215
1927322219
9781927322512
1927322510
1877578495
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Characteristics: 1 online resource

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