Author Archives: mhschme

About mhschme

I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University.

Organizations reflecting students’ personal and professional interests

In the next few days, the students will select a professional or non-governmental organization that resonates with their personal or professional goals and has some kind of focus on children. They will research the organization’s web site and introduce that … Continue reading

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Service Learning insights

The students in my course could choose from among three options for service learning. Option 1 was to learn about “best practices” for children as articulated by various organizations. The students considered how best practices could be organized, found new … Continue reading

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Student learning based on Nicola Ansell’s book, Children, Youth and Development

Students shared insights they had gained from reading this 2005 publication. A revised edition is set to come out this November.

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Documentaries about children

The next assigned post for the students (due March 20) will be their response to one of several documentary films about children around the world. The students will link the issues in their selected documentaries to our course theme of … Continue reading

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Reflection about our field trip to see Albany Park Theater Project’s performance of Home/Land

This week, the students have posted their thoughts about the play, Home/Land, that we watched in Chicago at the Albany Park Theater Project’s Laura Wiley Theater on Feb. 11, 2012. The students have connected themes from the play to our … Continue reading

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Children’s Media

This week, the students will view and listen to various children’s radio and video projects. They will choose among the following options. UNICEF TV and Radio Children in Communication about Migration project Innocenti Research Center Save the Children (can get … Continue reading

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Global organizations focused on children

This week the students are reading on-line reports put out by global non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations that focus on children’s issues. Here are the organizations they could choose from. UNICEF, Publications Page Innocenti Research Center UNESCO, Programme for the Education … Continue reading

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and UNICEF

This week, the students are learning about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, its oversight group called the Committee on the Rights of the Child, an annual global prize called the World’s Children’s Prize for the … Continue reading

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Field trip to Albany Park Theater Project on 2/11/12

Thanks to the class for taking part in our field trip to Chicago, to see the Albany Park Theater Project youth ensemble perform the show they helped to create, Home/Land. I found the performance to be very moving and inspiring, … Continue reading

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Global Trends related to Children and Youth

There are 30 students in the Children in Global Perspective class, and soon all their blogs will be linked to my site here. The first blog assignment will launch from the readings the students are doing this week, which focus … Continue reading

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