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The impact workshop was organised by a five-member research team who are undertaking a research project entitled ‘The Early Education for Young Deaf Children and their Caregivers in Ghana’. The research project is a collaboration between the University of Leeds and the Department of Special Education (SPED) under the Faculty of Educational Studies of the…
The ICKLE (Impact of COVID-19 on Key Learning and Education) project tracks the impact of the disruption to schooling during the Covid-19 lockdown. It focuses on children’s progress in key foundation skills from reception to year 1, and analyses how factors related to school, home, and children themselves may affect this development. Three interim summary…
The conference, which will take place online from 29 to 30 July 2021, “is a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, academicians and social and youth activists to present and discuss the latest research findings, concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Children and Youth”. The conference theme…
Child poverty is devastating for children’s lives and societies – but often there is a disconnect between academic research, policy and practice; and children’s own experiences and ideas are often left out of decision making. In partnership with The Children’s Society, The Child Poverty Action Group and Leeds City Council, Dr Gill Main’s research centres the expertise…
A British Academy GCRF funded research collaboration between the School of Education, University of Leeds, UK and the Department of Special Education, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana investigates the early education for young deaf children and their caregivers in Ghana. This project builds understandings of the social-cultural and resource dynamics surrounding early support for children…
Ambika Kapoor, postgraduate researcher at the School of Education, has written a blog post about her research into children’s everyday lives, voices and agency for the Critical Childhoods and Youth Studies Collective (CCYSC). In the post, she writes about her research methods while conducting her doctoral fieldwork with children in an Adivasi community in Chhattisgarh,…
Gill Main, associate professor in the School of Education and co-editor of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, is interviewed on the subject of child poverty. According to the article, there are currently 4.2 million children living in poverty. However, it is believed that these latest figures haven’t yet taken into account the impact of Covid-19….
A PROJECT TO SUPPORT ECUADORIAN CHILDREN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Johanna Quina Fustillos is a student at the School of Education, University of Leeds, where she has just completed her MA degree in Childhood Studies. Fresh from that experience, a few months ago she and a team of teachers and NGO workers in Quito Ecuador…