Childhood and Society SIGN

The childhood and society special interest group and network (C&S SIGN) aims to promote debate on practices and theories shaping education, welfare and lives-lived by children in contemporary societies. The Childhood & Society SIGN comprises researchers working across a broad spectrum of topics, including:

  • theories of childhood;
  • children’s everyday lives at home, school and in communities;
  • children’s engagements with play, art and digital technology; and
  • cultures of childhood, rights and participation;

The childhood and society SIGN holds a firm commitment to critical research that recognises the complexities of contemporary childhoods and explores them through theoretically-driven intellectual projects, empirical research and evaluation projects.

The SIGN is led by Professor Jayne Osgood.