The Finnish Network for Childhood Studies

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The Finnish Network for Childhood Studies 2007-2009

 

The Finnish Network for Childhood Studies is a multidisciplinary network that interconnects local and thematic research networks, research groups, and individual researchers working within childhood studies in Finland.    

 

Main aims of the network

  • to create a variety of opportunities for the researchers to converse and collaborate across various disciplines
  • to form a general view of the current state of childhood studies and the future challenges in the field
  • to establish preconditions for a multidisciplinary childhood research programme
  • to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers, administrative organizations, decision-makers, and the practice
  • to establish and enhance contacts with international research centers and networks

 

The network facilitates and promotes co-operation

  • Web pages that include an electronic database about researchers and ongoing projects 
  • Electronic mailing list for discussion and notices
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops, and other meetings

 

Special Interest Group meetings, themes and location

     1)     Agency and participation, Jyväskylä

     2)     Children & Politics, Tampere

     3)     Children and control, Helsinki

     4)     Northern dimension, Oulu 

 

The Childhood Studies network receives funding from the ITLA foundation and the coordination is located at the University of Jyväskylä.

The network organization includes a national executive group formed by representatives from various universities, research centres, and child policy organizations.  

Yhteystiedot

lapsuudentutkimus(at)jyu.fi

Lapsuudentutkimuksen verkosto

Jyväskylän yliopisto
Kasvatustieteiden laitos/
Varhaiskasvatus

PL 35
40014 JYVÄSKYLÄN YLIOPISTO

Verkoston koordinaattori

Niina Rutanen

puh. (014) 260 1765
fax. (014) 260 1761