Podcasts and video
Equity for Children talks with Professor Jo Boyden
Professor Jo Boyden, Director of Young Lives, features in a brand new episode of Equity for Children (EFC) Talks. Jo participated in Equity for Children and UNICEF’s brainstorming meeting: “Putting Equity for Children on the Local Agenda: Limits and Challenges,”http://equityforchildren.org/putting-equity-for-children-on-the-local-agenda-limits-and-challenges-914/index.html which took place at The New School in New York on 1 October 2012. She shared reflections on equity and public policy as it relates to UNICEF programming, and emphasised the need to focus on research highlighting growing inequalities within definitions of poverty as well as absolute poverty.
View the presentation: http://Link.fromdoppler.com/nEbu/cpAcre/elusC/a
Intercultural Bilingual Education - a policy priority in Peru
Elizabeth Rosales Córdova presented her work on bilingual education in Peru at a seminar hosted by the Young Lives team in Peru on 16 August 2012.
Her research explores the schooling experience of children who speak indigenous languages at home when they start school. In particular she found that Spanish tended to be the dominant language in school, despite an official policy promoting bilingual education, even in schools where the teacher and most of the children were fluent in another language. She observed that teachers tend to use the indigenous language to help the children in learning Spanish, giving the children’s mother tongue an instrumental role in language acquisition rather than affirming its own value.
View the YouTube video of the presentation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdRHInPdzHA&feature=youtu.be
Professor Boyden at BAICE
Professor Jo Boyden, current President of BAICE (British Association of International and Comparative Education), presented a keynote speech at the September 2012 BAICE conference, viewable here:
In her presentation entitled ‘Modernity, Mobility and the Reshaping of Childhood in the 21st Century: Educational Aspirations and Challenges’, Jo drew on Young Lives data to illustrate the nexus between education, migration and mobility, in contexts where educational aspirations are high and where schooling is seen as the chief means of social mobility for children and their families. She argued that where families are convinced of the value of education, and where school systems fail to deliver in terms of quality and relevance, migration for education and work are seen as a logical option for many children. Important questions were raised about whether the tremendous sacrifices made for schooling, and increasing migration and mobility, will translate into improved prospects for young people today.
We the "FUTURE" - India key findings on film
We the "FUTURE" , a documentary film, highlights some of the key research findings from the Young Lives India Round 3 survey data (2009).
Filmed entirely on location in Andhra Pradesh, the film captures the voices of the community through interviews with children and their family members about critical issues affecting their lives, such as price rises, poor nutrition and the impact of various government schemes and programmes. It also reflects the interviewees' perspectives on their lives and their aspirations for the future, set against the environmental and social realities of their communities.
Produced and directed by Vishy on behalf of Young Lives, 2011.
Young Lives at Equity for Children
The Young Lives team visited New York and made a series of presentations at Equity for Children and the New School in February 2012.
EFC talks with Jo Boyden and Alberto Minujin
Equity for Children asked Jo Boyden and Alberto Minujin whether policymakers know what really matters for children. View the interview here:
EFC talks with Martin Woodhead
They asked him: Why is it important to listen to what children say?: http://www.equityforchildren.org/episode-3-efc-talks-with-dr-martin-woodhead-819/index.html
Young Lives at the Oxford Alumni Weekend 2010
The annual alumni weekend aims to showcase the Collegiate University as a whole, giving prominence to a range of current research. Young Lives Director Jo Boyden spoke for an hour on the Young Lives Project: Children’s experiences of poverty, adversity and inequality.