The Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies is an international learned society with a multi-disciplinary nature, bringing together members who have a shared interest in longitudinal and life course research. SLLS was established in 2009 and has nearly 200 members worldwide, and this letter is to invite you to become a member yourself.
As a member of SLLS you will receive:
• automatic registration for our open access, peer reviewed online journal, Longitudinal & Life Course Studies
• substantial discounts on publishing costs for LLCS
• a regular bulletin of global news and events in longitudinal and life course research from our President
• reduced fees for attendance at the Society’s annual conference, which this year will be hosted by the University of Bielefeld, Germany between September 26th and 28th, 2011
• collaborative contacts throughout the global longitudinal and life course research community
• a close association with the Longview think tank, which promotes longitudinal research and communication between policy makers and researchers
• access to capacity building initiatives, including our annual summer school, online master classes and methodological and longitudinal practice workshops
• a regional Global Representative, who will promote SLLS in your region
• the opportunity to make nominations, be nominated and vote in elections for the future SLLS President and Executive Committee.
As an alternative to individual membership, if your colleagues are also engaged with longitudinal or life course research, your institution may become a corporate member. For full information on the Society’s activities, the call for papers for our 2011 conference and for the application form to join please visit us at www.slls.org.uk.
As the North American Representative and member of the SLLS Executive Committee, I see the Society as an exciting venture for anyone interested in longitudinal and/or life course studies. If you have other colleagues who you feel might be interested in joining this newly formed society, please pass this information along to them too.
We hope that you enjoyed our Fall issue of Child and Youth News, available on our website. We are proud to announce that we are working on the Winter Issue, scheduled for distribution in early March.
As usual, for this issue, consider submitting information/short write-ups/suggestions including but not limited to the following categories:
- Accomplishments (Promotions, awards, updates)
- Announcements (Upcoming conferences/opportunities for funding/publishing, job announcements)
- Current Events (Issues affecting children and youth across the globe)
- Publications (Suggestions for book reviews in upcoming issues)
- Features (Excellent centers, websites, leaders in research on children and youth)
HOW TO SUBMIT: We are publishing both a website and the newsletter. Please make all formal submissions to the Newsletter Editor, Sarah Ovink, at smovink (at) ucdavis.edu. Newsletter content may be published on the website prior to its publication in the newsletter. The deadline for submissions to the Winter Newsletter is February 24th. Any submissions received after that date will be forwarded to the Spring newsletter. As usual, all appropriate submissions will also be posted on our section website as well as on our new Facebook page.
If you have questions for us please contact the Publications Chair, Elizabeth Vaquera, at evaquera (at) usf.edu.
We look forward to working with you in making our third year of the revived Child and Youth News a success! Thank you!
The Section Publication Committee
Find below you will find a link to a special issue of the International Journal of Population Research on "Health and Well-Being of Immigrant Children and Youth". The issue may be of interest to some of you.
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York is proud to offer Children’s Studies Guest Lecture series for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 as part of their Special Topics class, “Children, Government and Public Policy in New York State,” taught by the Honorable William Scarborough, Chair of the Committee on Children and Families in the NYS Assembly. A number of distinguished speakers are scheduled to appear, and more information can be found online at: http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/childrensstudies
Both guest lecture series connect speakers to the Children’s Studies program and Center with collaborative opportunities for research, internships, and public service opportunities that actively involve students. The guest lecture courses are also integrated with the Career Ex-ploration Internship, a carefully designed course that provides guidance and education for students in a way that makes their outside internship experience at Brooklyn College unique.
Find below an archive of general announcements. Future announcements will be updated in real-time.
Special Issue on Sociology of Children and Childhood in March 2010 Current Sociology
See here for more information
Call for Nominations: Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, Deadline May 1
This award will recognize current or former higher education faculty members who have inspired her or his students to make a difference in their communities. Award recipients will receive a minimum of $25,000 to be used at their discretion. So, if you know anyone (including yourself) who has inspired students to become helpful in their communities, you might want to consider submitting a nomination. For more information and inquiries, see here.
Call for Papers for the Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (SSCY), by June 1, 2010
The editors of SSCY (annual volume published by Emerald Publishing, UK) invite completed papers focused on children and youth for volume 14, to be published in the spring of 2011. The Series Co-editors, David A. Kinney and Loretta E. Bass, seek to include papers that are timely and in need of critical examination in the areas of research, theory, and policy regarding children and youth. The SSCY volume has a history of publishing work from diverse theoretical and methodological orientations, and welcomes contributions by scholars from around the world. Contributions are peer-reviewed by the series editors, members of the editorial board, and other researchers. Submission deadline is June 1, 2010. Submit papers electronically (less than 30 manuscript pages in length) to Loretta Bass at Lbass@ou.edu, or in hardcopy to SSCY, Loretta Bass, 780 Van Vleet Oval, 331 KH, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019.
Call for Chapter Proposals, due July 15, 2010
Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Students: Innovative and Successful Practices for 21st Century Schools
Editors: Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D. and Audrey Cohan, Ed.D.
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
SCOPE AND PURPOSE:
After publishing Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century (2010) (www.rowmaneducation.com) and currently finishing a second edited volume entitled Breaking the Mold of Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education: Innovative and Successful Practices for the 21st Century, Rowman and Littlefield has given us a contract for a third book in the Breaking the Mold series. This new book will be titled Breaking the Mold of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Innovative and Successful Practices for 21st Century Schools. See the attached document here for further details.
A Celebration of Life Course Studies: Honoring Glen Elder’s Contributions to Sociology (1pm Friday, August 13th, Atlanta Marriot Marquis)
Plan to arrive early in Atlanta this summer and attend an exciting afternoon of sessions examining the way in which the life course perspective has influenced scholarship in a wide range of areas within sociology. A reception will follow. Both the sessions and the reception will be held at the Marriot Marquis (L401/402).
Introductions: Robert Crosnoe (University of Texas at Austin) and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson (Washington State University)
Session 1: Sociological Perspectives on the Life Course
1. Population—Dennis Hogan (Brown University)
2. Social Psychology—Linda George (Duke University)
3. Medical Sociology and Mental Health—Blair Wheaton (University of Toronto)
4. Criminology—Robert Sampson (Harvard University)
Discussant: Eliza Pavalko (Indiana University)
Session 2: Life Course Stages and Contexts of the Life Course
1. Children and Youth—Jeylan Mortimer (University of Minnesota)
2. Aging—Angela O’Rand (Duke University)
3. Schools and Education—Barbara Schneider (Michigan State University)
4. Family—Arland Thornton (University of Michigan)
Discussant: Richard Settersten (Oregon State University)
Closing Remarks: Michael Shanahan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Reception immediately following.
Symposium Report: Child Protection in Indian Country
The conference described below was posted by U.S. Department of Justice, on "The Justice Blog" (http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/archives/613). For those of you who have interests in the well-being and welfare of Native American children, the DOJ provides additional links at the bottom of their post. See document here for further details.
The Future of Children: Free Conference at Princeton, April 30th
The Future of Children is offering a free conference on how students persist during their high school and college years. The conference will be held on April 30 at Princeton University. This conference will highlight issues of education persistence and degree attainment by reviewing the research on causes and effective initiatives. Interventions designed to help at-risk students overcome barriers will be discussed. Particular focus on practical solutions for issues such as remedial/developmental education, advising, and high school/college bridge programs will be provided. Those of you who are interested may find more information at their web site: http://www.futureofchildren.princeton.edu/persistence/index.asp
Life Course Mini-Conference:
The New Inequalities: Race, Crime, and the Life Course in the Era of Hyper-Incarceration
Life Course Center Miniconference 2010
Friday, February 26
1114 Social Sciences Building
267-19th Avenue South
West Bank Campus
University of Minnesota
Contact: Holly Schoonover, email@example.com, (612)624-4300
Free and Open to the Public.
Exploring Childhood Studies, A Graduate Student Conference Rutgers University, Camden
The Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden proudly announces its first graduate student conference to be held April 09, 2010 on the Camden, New Jersey campus. See here for more information.
NYU Graduate Student Emily Rauscher composed a list of "must-read" sources in the sociology of childhood, with input from members. The full list can be found here. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. See also: Sociology of Children Syllabi
Section on Children and Youth