Book Launch: Children, Citizenship & Environment by Dr Bronwyn Hayward
On Monday 30 July 2012, CPAG held the Auckland launch of:
Children, Citizenship & Environment - Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World By Bronwyn Hayward
With guest discussant Rod Oram
View Bronwyn's presentation here:
About the book:
‘Bronwyn Hayward’s creative masterpiece describes how we can escape the last 20 years of neo-liberal thinking and its toxic impact on our precious children today and in the future.’ - Associate Professor Susan St John, nationally renowned economist and CPAG founding member.
‘In this inspiring book Bronwyn Hayward explains how children have been left out of the political process or included in only token ways, and the potential cost of this to society. She describes how children can learn to be citizens by engaging in democratic decision-making processes in their local environments. Including children in decision-making benefits the whole of society in unexpected ways. The book is compelling reading for all those interested in the future of democracy and of the environment.’ – Russell Wills, New Zealand Children's Commissioner
Read more about the book and author
Watch the video blog from author Bronwyn Hayward,
In addition to fantastic reviews, the book has also been selected as the feature book for LITCAM, The World Children’s Literacy event whose theme this year is Children and Democracy. It has also been included in the non-fiction selection for the Frankfurt Bookfest in which New Zealand is guest of honour 2012.
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