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International Seminar Series: Childhood in a Global Perspective (September 20)

When:Tu 13-09-2016 15:30 - 17:00
Where:Room 074 (Noordamzaal), Munting Building. Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

International Seminar Series / Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences / II Edition

Childhood in a Global Perspective

  • Date: 20 September 2016, 15:30 to 17:00 hours
  • Venue: Room 074 (Noordamzaal), Munting Building. Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences
  • Entrance free. Everybody welcome!


15:30 – 15:40 Opening

15:40 – 16:00 Good Childhood – Good Future World? Global Programs and the Sociology of Childhood. Prof. Doris Bühler-Niederberger, University of Wuppertal

16:00 – 16:20 Creating meaningful learn-work trajectories for disadvantaged young people. Dr. Cuthbert Tukundane, Uganda Martyrs University

16:20 – 17:00 Debate moderated by Prof. Jacques Zeelen, University of Groningen

Organized by:

Internationalization Faculty BSS

Mastertrack Youth0-21 Society and Policy

Special Needs Education and Youth Care Unit


Prof. Doris Bühler-Niederberger

Professor of Sociology of Family, Youth and Child Rearing at the University of Wuppertal. Her research concerns notions and conditions of childhood in different societies, political debates and decisions, expertization, and new forms of private life and their effects on childhood.

Dr. Cuthbert Tukundane

Senior Lecturer at Uganda Martyrs University. His research focuses on the areas of social exclusion/inclusion, support programmes for early school leavers, education and skills for development, youth transitions, livelihoods and poverty reduction.

Prof. Jacques Zeelen

Professor at Globalisation Studies and Department of Pedagogy at the University of Groningen. He is a social scientist with a long experience in Lifelong Learning and Social Intervention. He combines research in the Netherlands with research in Sub-Saharan countries.