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Day 1: Tuesday 20 September - Childhood and Society
Session 1: Welcome, Introduction and Speakers Audio Visual Paper
Welcome by your Host
Professor Malcolm Gillies, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Australian National University
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Welcome to Country
Ms Pat Ansell-Dodds, Lhere Artepe Aboriginal Corporation
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Welcome on behalf of the University
Professor Helen Garnett PSM, Vice Chancellor, Charles Darwin University
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Welcome to the Symposium
Dr Gary Robinson (Co-convenor), Charles Darwin University

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Indigenous Youth Dreams and Aspirations
Ms Josephine Lafaele, Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

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Children, Media and the Future
Ms Jenny Buckland
, Australian Children's Television Foundation

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The Role of Leadership in Child Protection: The case for intervention
Mr Mick Gooda, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health, Darwin
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Youth and the Future of Community and Culture
Professor Shirley Brice Heath
, La Trobe University, Stanford University and Brown University

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Early Childhood and Community: Capacity Building in Early Childhood Networks
Professor Dorothy Scott
, University of Melbourne

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Session 2: Exhibition Opening Audio Visual Paper
'A Beautiful Picture from My Mind': Children's art from central and north Australia - opened by Margaret Turner, IrrkerlantyeArts.      
Day 2: Wednesday 21 September - The Child and Early Intervention: Possibilities and limits of current strategies
Session 3: Challenges and Concepts for Childhood Research Audio Visual Paper

The Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey: Are there any policy implications?
Professor Sven Silburn
, and Professor Stephen Zubrick, Curtin Centre for Developmental Health

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What can Longitudinal Studies Tell us About Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing?
Professor Ann Sanson
, University of Melbourne

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Research and Action: Challenges, moves forward and unfinished tasks
Emeritus Professor Jacqueline Goodnow
, Macquarie University

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Session 4: Children at Risk? In the best interests of the child Audio Visual Paper

Child Neglect and Abuse Across Cultures
Professor Jill Korbin
, Case Western Reserve University, United States of America

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Vulnerabilities, Families and Child Development
Dr Gary Robinson
, Charles Darwin University

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The Child's Place within the Research Consent Process
Dr Susan Danby
and Associate Professor Ann Farrell, Queensland University of Technology

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Session 5: Child Development and Contexts of Intervention Audio Visual Paper

Day Care or Early Education? Perspectives on the institutional provision for young children in the UK
Professor Allison James
, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Early Childhood Development for Indigenous Children: Influences and issues
Ms Isabella Adams, Consultant and Researcher, Perth
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Early Childhood and Prevention: Priorities for the policy response
Mr Robert Griew
, Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory Government

     
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Session 6: Childcare and Family Support Audio Visual Paper

Social Policy and Early Intervention: Options and evidence
Professor Ilan Katz
, University of New South Wales

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What Can We Learn From 'Innovative' Childcare Services? Children's services, purposes and practices in the NT
Associate Professor Lyn Fasoli
, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, and Ms Bonnie Moss, Charles Darwin University

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Film: Myths of Childhood (introduced by filmmaker)
Ms Sarah Gibson
, University of Technology Sydney

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Session 7: Panel and Audience Discussion - Supporting Children in Diverse Social and Cultural Contexts: What kinds of intervention have a future? Audio Visual Paper

Facilitator: Gary Robinson
Panelists include Isabella Adams, Ann Sanson, Ilan Katz, and respondent, Allison James.

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Day 3: Thursday 22 September - Children, Culture and Community
Chair: Professor Ian Buchanan, Charles Darwin University      
Session 8: Culture and Imagination: Childhood, youth and identity Audio Visual Paper

Imagining the World that Warrants our Imagination: Fijian children's ideas about their lives as adults
Professor Christina Toren
, Brunel University, United Kingdom

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Socialisation and the Shaping of Youth Identity at Docker River
Ms Pauline Fietz
, Australian National University

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Images of Childhood: By children, about culture and identity
Dr Barbara Piscitelli
, Arts and Education Consultant, Brisbane

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Session 9: Childhood and History Audio Visual Paper

From Baldwin Spencer's Protection to New Assimilation: Control of half-caste children, 1911-1952
Dr Gordon Briscoe
, Australian National University

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Snake Dreaming: Stolen Children and the mediation of historical trauma and imagination on screen
Ms Lisa Stefanoff
, New York University

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Bringing up our Children: Aboriginal families in Victoria
Ms Julie Andrews
, La Trobe University

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Session 10: Symbolism, Culture and Language Audio Visual Paper

The Artifice of Play
Dr Ute Eickelkamp
, Charles Darwin University

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Watiya: Images of subjectivity in central Australia
Associate Professor Leon Petchkovsky
, University of Queensland

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A Longitudinal Study of Language Acquisition in Australian Aboriginal Children in Three Communities
Associate Professor Gillian Wigglesworth
, and Ms Samantha Disbray, University of Melbourne

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Session 11: Language and Literacy: The educational challenge Audio Visual Paper

A Longitudinal Follow-up Study of the Alumni/ae of a Middle-School Science and Literacy Program
Emeritus Professor Courtney Cazden
, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, Singapore

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Changing the Institutional Reality of Indigenous Education
Associate Professor Brian Gray
, Charles Darwin University

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Advanced Literacy Development for the Years of Adolescence
Emeritus Professor Frances Christie
, University of Melbourne

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Session 12: Panel and Audience Discussion - Childhood, Culture and Civil Society: Where are we heading?
Audio Visual Paper

Facilitator: Courtney Cazden, La Trobe University, Stanford University and Brown University
Panelists include Shirley Brice Heath, Gordon Briscoe and Brian Gray.

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