The program for the November 2011 Honoring the Child, Honoring Equity conference, hosted by the Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne, has been posted (with updates promised as they become available – and full and final conference program by November, 2011). The conference website includes a few sessions related to diversity and integration, including the following, but it also addresses diversity from the broadest perspective and examines everything from working with children with disAbilities, politics and more. Worth bookmarking to see the scope of the sessions being offered.
Nicola Surtees, University of Cantebury, gives a paper exploring “privilege and silence with respect to family diversity, equity and inclusion in early childhood education. … challenges the primacy of the nuclear family model as a benchmark for families calling for ways of thinking and talking about forms of kinship that open up possibilities for all families”.