Global childhoods, education and communities network
Global childhoods, education and communities network is an interdisciplinary network of scholars conducting world-leading and high impact research on inclusive and equitable quality education and community life in a global perspective.
Our approach is informed by a broad understanding of education and upbringing, encompassing: literacy; new media and technologies; gender, poverty and inequality; wellbeing and disability as well as peace and justice. Our research explores human development across the life span, from early years to adult education, in a variety of cultural and community settings and geographical regions.
The G-CEC network brings together researchers from all four research clusters at the School of Education, as well as from relevant departments and faculties across the University of Sheffield.
We value knowledge co-production in collaboration with a wide network of practitioners, NGOs, local community organisations and policy makers in diverse communities around the globe.
A five-year longitudinal study provides us with an excellent opportunity to begin to understand more about the impacts of migration and settlement in a new country with a new language and culture, and to do so in the context of a changing Europe.
This project aims to further research and innovation in the area of young children’s digital literacy and creative design skills in order to contribute to Europe’s future competitiveness and growth.
Members and geographical coverage
- Liz Chesworth - Iceland, Lebanon, Mexico
- Dan Goodley - Malaysia, Zimbabwe
- Caroline Sarojini Hart - Europe
- Jamal Lahmar
- Kirsty Liddiard - Canada
- Sabine Little - Germany, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- Jackie Marsh - Colombia, various countries in Europe, US
- China Mills - India, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda
- Vassiliki Papatsiba - Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Oman, S. Korea
- Mark Payne - East/ Central Europe, Germany, South Africa
- Andrey Rosowsky - Egypt, Ghana, Italy, Spain, Nigeria
- Katherine Runswick-Cole - Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe, Malaysia
- Chris Winter - Australia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Sweden
The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.