Anne B. Smith

Anne B. Smith

Anne B. Smith professor emeritus at the University of Otago and adjunct professor at Southern Cross University, New South Wales. She was Director of the Children’s Issues Centre, a research, education and advocacy centre for children’s rights, from 1995 to 2006. Anne has been involved in teaching, research, policy development and advocacy about children and childhood since the 1970s. Her focus has been on such issues as family and early childhood education influences, marital transitions, friendships and conflict, children’s perspectives, and children’s rights. She has published 132 peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters and received an A grade in a recent New Zealand research assessment exercise (PBRF). Her career as a researcher and her many research publications, as well as her policy experience, will influence the content of this book. Other books she has written or edited include Enhancing children’s rights: Connecting research, policy and practice (in press), Understanding Children and Childhood (2013), Global Pathways to Abolishing Physical Punishment (with Joan Durrant, 2011), Learning in the Making (with Margaret Carr and others, 2010,) Children as Citizens (with Nicola Taylor, 2009), Children’s Voices (with Nicola Taylor and others, 2000). Anne has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Oulu in Finland, convened the Marsden Social Science panel, received the New Zealand Association for Research in Education McKenzie award for innovative research, and was an International Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago. She has also been a part of many early childhood policy working parties and committees in New Zealand – most recently in 2011, on the Ministry of Education Early Childhood Taskforce. In 2007 she was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM), and in 2009 received the Marion Langer award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association for her “research and advocacy to ensure that the voices of children are heard”. Most recently in 2013 she was the New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation Visiting Fellow in London, and gave a series of public lectures on children’s rights, research and policy.

Children's Rights: Towards Social Justice

Children's Rights: Towards Social Justice
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Anne B. Smith

[This book] deserves attention as it provides a cohesive and summative reflection of her life’s work in advocating for children’s rights. [It] is a comprehensive and valuable contribution to the international literature on children’s rights. Its most useful attribute is the demonstration of how the ideas of children’s rights can be implemented in contexts as varied as families, educational settings, within health and the workplace. -- Bronwyn E. Wood, New Zealand Association for Research in Education 2016, Springer.

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