Milan Pol from Masaryk University in Czech Republic has called attention to the journal Studio Paedogogica http://www.phil.muni.cz/journals/sp.
There is a call for papers that relates to the field of social education. Please have a look at http://www.phil.muni.cz/journals/index.php/studia-paedagogica/announcement
As you can see “Publications” has become a website category in the left side bar. If you want to share knowledge with others please send me references to journals, books, surveys, projects, thesis, ph.D, research projects – by link or pdf.
Most of the references presented in “Publications” are about children, and more publications about this group could with advantage be added. Only a few references are about young people and adults. Maybe some of you would like to enhance with interesting publications concerning these groups?
Niels Peter Rygaard (Fairstart) has an interesting request about an international master:
We call for your ideas, reflections and suggestions in our design process:
We have started work to design an international master education based in Denmark – to support the rise of professional care systems around the globe, and to produce efficient agents of change and development in child care systems.
A number of EU and volunteer projects in multilingual online care education has led to the idea of designing an international master in a joint cooperation between child psychologist Niels Peter Rygaard, Denmark, the VIAUniversity Aarhus, Denmark, and one or more universities abroad.
The first sketch of ideas for the education, and questions for your comments can be found at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fairstartglobal?fref=ts , go to the comment “INTERNATIONAL MASTER” and click link to download file. We value your opinion much.
Best from external consultant Niels Peter Rygaard, www.fairstartglobal.com ”
Dear participators in the AIEJI World Congress in Luxembourg
In April we were all together in Luxembourg. Great moments from days occupied with social pedagogy, social politics and social education on the international scene keep crossing my mind in my daily work.
I very much enjoyed spending time with you in the frames of an international focus on what we’re doing as professionals – and I´m proud of being the president of an organisation that has carried out 18 world congresses. The latest one surely present in my mind.
First of all thanks a lot to APEG who managed to arrange a fantastic congress during the first week of April! You did a highly qualified job making it possible for us to join very interesting workshops, field visits and key note presentations – about inklusion which we all are occupied with. Inklusion with quality and inklusion with responsibility!
And of course we shall not forget the mutual experience-based exchanges – the more informal space for learning. My impression is that the world congress in Luxembourg was a very fine context for this and I hope all of you partcipators had the same experience.
I want to thank all who signed in for the congress. These ”world meetings” are so important for our profession, the children, the young people and the adults that we support. These meetings give us the opportunity to reflect our daily work and national practices, and they give us the opportunity to be gathered with a mission – in the spirit of being a professional doing a job that surely makes sense…
For those of you who are not AIEJI subscribers, I hope you’ll sign up at the site you’re visiting now – please look for “subscribe” in the left margin. Then you’ll get an e-mail when news from the secretariat, you can follow international exchanges and maybe contribute yourself. An opportunity is also to sign up as a member. Please see “membership” on the top of this website.
I send you my thoughts in the hope that the congress in Luxembourg gave you an inspiration and the spirit to whatever you´re working on in the social pedagogical field. Right now the sun is shining in Copenhagen. It’s been a long time but early summer now seems to have hold on. I hope the sun is shining at you as well.
Thank you for greetings send to me.
There has been questions about the name Bodil – for instance is it for a Lady or a Sir? It’s for a Lady and it’s and old Norse name meaning power and help
Elena Molteni from Italy has sent me the slides from her interesting workshop in Luxembourg: Fight against Stigma – about dealing with mental illnesses.
She also sent me the notes supplementing the slides. Due to the capacity of the system these will be presented in a following post.
Goodbye to my former and missed colleague Dea, and hello to me. My name is Bodil Høyer Damsgaard.
In my daily work in Denmark I deal with social education – as a consultant. For many years I was a teacher in the field of social education, and I was occupied with international student programmes and the mobility of students and teachers.
I partcipated in the AIEJI World Congress in Luxembourg in April and it was a perfect way for me to experience what I would call “esprit de corps”. I see AIEJI as a very important international operator, and I’m glad that I can help facilitating the dialogue and the administration of this work.
I’m looking very much forward to be a part of AIEJI and to work for tasks in the organisation.
Bodil Høyer Damsgaard.
The time has come to say goodbye. For more than four years AIEJI has been a great part of my life, an experience I shall never forget. I feel extremely lucky and thankful to have had this opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, people with big hearts and great smiles.
For more than four years I have had the honour to correspond with people from all over the world every single day – and it has given me great joy. Most of you carry out a job that makes a difference in other people’s lives every single day and you have my deepest respect. Your enthusiasm and energy has been amazing and very inspiring and it has meant a lot to me on a personal level to work with you.
I have participated in two world congresses and many board meetings and I am happy to see that AIEJI is as strong as ever. Today, AIEJI’s website has 662 subscribers and this is thanks to you, social educators from around the world who wish to be part of this international movement and continually work for getting recognized and acknowledged as a profession.
It has been a great ride and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you wish to contact me, feel free to write me at email@example.com.
Hereby the presentation of the workshop from our colleagues in the Basque Country. The workshop was “Socio-educational intervention with families in difficulty for the integration and social inclusion” and was held by Elena Aycart and Ainhoa Martin.
The presentation talks about a model of intervention in the families where the social educator coordinates the work of the team of professionals involved to assist the families in developing skills to achieve social inclusion in their environment.
Download the presentation here.