Children

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Connexions Library

Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage
Article
2017
Remains of children ranging from new-born to three-years-old discovered in the sewers of a former children's home run by the Roman Catholic Church.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
A Child in Palestine: The Cartoons of Naji Al-Ali
Al-Ali, Naji
Book
2009
Presents the work of Naji Al-Ali, a leading Palestinian political cartoonist, and is introduced by Joe Sacco, author of Palestine.
Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children
Bakan, Joel
Book
2011
An exploration of the corporate manipulation and exploitation of children and childhood and society's (lack of) response.
Children and Peacemaking
Acker, Ruth et al
Book
1992
A guide for parents and teachers interested in cultivating a peacemaking approach in children. Provides references to resources for children, parents and teachers to help develop a constructive attitu...
Childrens Liberation
Barber, Kim
Article
1971
Choices: A Family Global Action Handbook
McConkey, David
Book
1987
Choices is aimed particularly at parents who want to instil social awareness in their children, and who are looking for ideas, activities, and ways of initiating discussion.
The City Kids' Book
Book
These readings and suggested activities focus on the realities of the city child's life and provide a flexible and varied social studies or language arts program suited to grades 5 to 8 (ages 9-14).
Class Warfare: The Assault on Canada's School
Barlow, Maude; Robertson, Heather-Jane
Book
1994
The authors show that the attack on schools has been mounted by representatives of big business who stand to make a fortune by privatizing education, aided by the religious right, who want to control ...
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
Criminalizing First-Graders: Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
Brauchli, Christopher
Article
2010
All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
Death at an Early Age
Kozol, Jonathan
Book
...
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
Deschooling Our Lives
Hern, Matt (ed.)
Book
1996
Deschooling Our Lives would be of interest to people wishing to learn about alternative methods of education beyond the confines of the conventional school system. The book is a collection of short p...
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
Escape from Childhood: The Needs and Rights of Children
Holt, John
Book
1974
A book about young people and their place, or lack of place in society today. It is about the institution of modern childhood, the attitudes, customs and laws that define children and locate children ...
Exploring Your Neighbourhood
Scanlon, Tom
Book
1984
A guide for children to learn more about their neighbourhoods.
Free The Children
Kielburger, Craig; Major, Kevin
Book
1998
An account of children's rights activist Craig Kielburger's work with and on behalf of exploited child labourers.
Freedom and Beyond
Holt, John
Book
...
Freedom - Not License!
Neill, A.S.
Book
1966
A.S. Neill, the founder of Summerhill School, responds to questions about cdhild rearing.
From Gaza, with Love
El-Farra, Dr. Mona
Website
2006
A blog by Dr. Mona El-Farra, about women, health, children and human rights in Occupied Palestine.
Gaza's Kite Runners
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2009
Gazan children's kites are expressions of defiance, hope and the longing for freedom.
Get a Life!: How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it
Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan
Book
1995
Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
Growing Up Absurd
Goodman, Paul
Book
1962
Goodman offers a fundamental critique of the Organized System of semimonopolies, government, advertisers, etc., and the disaffection of the growing generation.
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
How Children Fail
Holt, John
Book
1964
The classroom should be a place of learning. Instead it is the scene of a continual battle in which teacher and child struggle to gain the advantage. The casualties are heavy. Some children fail outri...
The Influence of Social Factors in Child Development
Fromm, Erich
Article
1958
f parents really wish that their children be not only successful but also to be mentally healthy, they must consider as essential those norms and values that lead to mental health and not only those t...
Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better
Holt, John
Book
1976
Holt returns to the old truth that we learn things by doing them. He says this has been forgotten by today's educators, who believe we shouldn't start to do things until after they have been "learned....
Islam, Children's Rights, and the Hijab-gate of Rah-e-Kargar: In Defence of the Prohibition of the Islamic Veil for Children
Hekmat, Mansoor
Article
1997
It has been proved time and time again that pushing back religiosity and religious reaction is not possible except through unequivocal defence of human values against religion. It has been proved time...
It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood
Berrigan, Frida
Book
2015
It Runs in the Family is a book about how parents can create lasting and meaningful bulwarks between their kids and the violence endemic in our culture. It posits discipline without spanks or slaps or...
John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
Nall, Jeffrey
Article
2014
The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an e...
Laying the Children's Ghosts to Rest: Canada's Home Children in the West
Joyce, Sean Arthur
Book
2014
Between 1869 and the early 1930s more than 100,000 children were rounded up from the streets of Britain to be used as labourers in Canadian homes; often little more than slaves. Today there are two mi...
Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage: What is at Stake?
Spritzler, John
Article
2008
There are good people on either side of the same-sex marriage debate. Unfortunately, however, it has been one of the most divisive issues in society. Opponents of same-sex marriage perceive the other ...
Letter from New York
Farlinger, Shirley
Article
Child poverty and death.
A Manual on Nonviolence and Children
Judson, Stephanie; Paul, Paula J.
Book
1977
The authors felt that an important way of building a peaceful world would be to develop a program for young children. It would help children and their caregivers develop non-violent attitudes and skil...
Neill, A. S.: Connexipedia Article
Article
Scottish progressive educator, author and founder of Summerhill school. (1883-1973).
On Handcuffed and Felonious Children
McElroy, Wendy
Article
2005
Arresting young children for a crayon drawing, not unlike the games of hangman we once all played, is the ultimate meaning and logic of Zero Tolerance. Zero tolerance involves the application of law i...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016: Back to School
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which edu...
Power in Play: Reclaiming Play in the Serious Work of our Lives
Melamed, Lanie
Article
1986
For too long, our culture has 'viewed play as appropriate only for children, and in some rare instances for adults (when they are artists, nursery school teachers, or living out their retirement years...
Profit motives behind sexualization of 'tween girls
Article
2008
The sexualization of 'tween girls - those between the ages of 8 and 12 -- in pop culture and advertising is a growing problem fueled by marketers' efforts to create cradle-to-grave consumers.
Psychotherapist out of touch
Diemer, Ulli
Article
Touching and hugging are natural behaviour all over the world among people who like or love each other.
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
The Rape of Irish Children
McCann, Eamonn
Article
2009
A State which had genuine concern for its children would have responded to the report by taking decisive action to remove the Catholic bishops as patrons of primary schools. Three thousand of 3,200 pr...
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Roots of Empathy: Changing the World Child by Child
Gordon, Mary
Book
2007
Roots of Empathy looks at eliminating crime and changing the world by starting with a compassionate environment for children.
Schools Against Children
Rubinstein, Annette T.
Book
...
The Seven Laws of Money
Phillips, Michael
Book
1974
A book that tells you how to live with money; how to get it, care for it, forget about it.
Sex-Pol: Essays 1929-1934
Reich, Wilhelm; (Baxandall, Lee, ed.)
Book
1934
Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
Sexuality and capitalism: The Italian Renaissance
Wilson, Colin
Article
2014
Revolutionary struggles against capitalism have raised, time and again, the issue of sexual liberation. Right at the start of capitalism, the English revolution of the 1640s and 1650s involved what hi...
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
The State of the World's Children
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Book
1989
36 Children
Kohl, Herbert
Book
...
This Little Kiddy Went to Market: The Corporate Capture of Childhood
Beder, Sharon
Book
2009
Analyses how people and planet are being systematically subordinated to profit.
Turning Children Into Consumers
Beder, Sharon
Article
2009
Children are naïve about advertising and can easily be manipulated and exploited by marketers to want and demand their products. Corporate marketers believe that over time they can be shaped into life...
What Is a Liberal to Do?
Spritzler, John
Article
2008
Seventy percent of African-American voters in California voted for Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage. Liberals, however, say that opposing same-sex marriage is a form of bigotry no better than th...
Why They Voted For Obama But Against Same-Sex Marriage
Spritzler, John
Article
2008
People who think that it is wrong to make same-sex marriage legal because it would give social approval to the practice of using sperm or egg donors to conceive children who will, by design, not know ...
Women and Children First
Landsberg, Michele
Book
1982
Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools
Wollman, Neil (ed.)
Book
1985
A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
Ontario Coalition for Better Childcare
We lobby provincial and federal governments to establish a comprehensive, high quality, universal accessible child care system in Ontario with a massive increase in public funding.
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Advocate for accessible, affordable, high quality, comprehensive, not for profit child care for every Canadian.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Entr'@ide
Entr'@ide vous propose des ressources humanitaires du monde francophone: un annuaire de plus de 220 associations et des liens en rapport. Son objectif est d'aider … la communication entre les acteurs ...
Family Pastimes
Designing, making and distributing non-violent games as a positive alternative to war games and toys.
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today * Increases the influence of...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers' mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact upon the e...
Physicians for Global Survival (Canada)
An association of 2500 Canadian physicians and public supporters who believe the greatest threat to human and environmental health is war, and the threat posed by the existence of nuclear weapons. Aff...
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...
Project Hope
Project Hope is a non-profit volunteer organization. We support children denied access to basic services that every child needs in order to develop into healthy and well-balanced individual. We provid...
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.
SEEDS Canada Foundation
An education support organization for schools across Canada providing environmental education and sustainability education materials.
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
UNICEF Canada
To raise funds to help ensure the survival, growth and long term development of the world's children.
Union of Ontario Indians
We serve the Anishinabek Nation as a political advocate and secretariat organization serving 43 First Nation communities. From the north shore of Lake Superior, around Lake Nipigon, Lake Huron, throug...
War Child Canada
An independent charitable organisation working across North America and around the world to assist children affected by war and to raise awareness for children's rights everywhere. We are working to h...
Winchevsky Centre (Morris Winchevsky School)
The Winchevsky Centre is a progressive secular Jewish community centre offering intergenerational cultural and educational opportunities emphasizing Jewish history and traditions. Programs reflect a s...
Woodgreen Community Centre
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for all people of East Toronto.
YWCA of Toronto
The YWCA of Metro Toronto is a voluntary association of women from all communities, working together to create better lives for women at home and abroad. For 120 years the YWCA's services and programs...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Children & Youth Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to children and youth in the Sources directory for the media.
Children, Adolescents and the Media
Strasburger, Victor C.; Wilson, Barbara J.; Jordan Amy B.
2008
Provides comprehensive, research-oriented background to the developmental impact of the varied interactions children and adolescents have with the modern media.
The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders
Gray, Peter
2010
Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today, by at least some estimates, five to eight times as many high school and ...
Education Academics & Children Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to education, academics, and children in the Sources directory for the media.

From the Connexions Archives

International Year of the Child Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
This newsletter is intended to network information, concerns, and actions related to International Year of the Child (IYC).
Justice For Children Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
In three years, Justice for Children has become an advocate for children, young people and their families.
Justice for Children Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1984
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Justice for Children's Newsletter
Periodical profile published 1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.