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Chris Lamm Legacy Lecture with Dr. John Nimmo
Citizenship Rights and Young Children's Participation in the Public Realm: Reflections from Diverse Global Contexts

Dr. John Nimmo, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA

In this lecture, Dr. Nimmo will examine the meaning of children’s rights, particularly the right to participate, beginning with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and drawing on inspirations from Reggio Emilia and other global perspectives. Considering methodologies to listen deeply to children’s “voices,” Dr. Nimmo will share clips from two of his recently co-produced films to see how children can express their ideas and contribute to their communities. The presentation will offer a more culturally inclusive definition of children’s citizenship in which responsibilities are intertwined with rights and young children are afforded access to the wider community.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Nimmo is an associate professor of early childhood at Portland State University in Oregon, USA. Previously, he was an associate professor in family studies and Executive Director of the Child Study and Development Center at the University of New Hampshire (2003-2013). John and Chris crossed paths through their affiliation with Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena when Chris was director of their Children’s School and he was a graduate and eventually on the faculty at their Seattle branch. John is the co-author of three books: Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change (with Derman-Sparks & LeeKeenan, 2015), Loris Malaguzzi and the Teachers (with Edwards & Gandini, 2015), and Emergent Curriculum (with Elizabeth Jones, 1994). His early research into the Reggio Emilia Approach to early education is documented in his chapters in the first two editions of The Hundred Languages of Children. John’s current research focuses on how young children in child care access and participate in the broader community.

Oct 8, 2021 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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