Researching the Lives of Disabled Children and Young People, With a Focus on Their Perspectives
Issued: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:54:00 GMT
In 2009, the Economic and Social Research Council awarded funding for a seminar series entitled Researching the Lives of Disabled Children and Young People, With a Focus on Their Perspectives. Between January 2010 and May 2011, five seminars were held across the UK, each focusing on a different topic, such as theoretical frameworks, methodology and policies affecting disabled children in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The seminars were attended by a core group of about 25 people with up to 15 local invitees in each venue. Formats varied between seminars but each included presentations of invited papers and plenty of time for open discussion.
Further details about each seminar and copies of the papers presented can be found here:
'Special Issue of Children & Society 2012'
There will be a Special Issue of the peer reviewed journal Children & Society in 2012 entitled The Everyday Lives of Disabled Children and Young People: New developments in research and policy. It will feature selected papers based on those presented at the seminars. The Special Issue is being edited by the seminar organisers.
Disabled Childhoods Research Network
Seminar participants agreed that they would like to continue meeting and to set up a research network on Disabled Childhoods. The network will hold annual meetings hosted by different members/ institutions in turn, with a similar format to the seminar series, presenting research papers and exchanging information and ideas. There will be no charge to attend but lunch will not be provided. The first meeting will take place on 16 May 2012 in Bristol. For more information, please contact D.Abbott@bristol.ac.uk
The people involved in organising the seminars were:
For further details about the seminar and follow-on events, please contact Professor Kirsten Stalker: firstname.lastname@example.org