Janusz Korczak Lecture Series at UBC

“How to Love a Child”, the Janusz Korczak Lecture Series, is devoted to key issues crucial to the well-being and rights of children and young people today. The Human Early Learning Partnership's Dr. Kimberley Schonert-Reichl, will be one of many academic experts to speak this year.

The goal of the lecture series is to foster conversations among academics, professionals and child advocates from diverse fields concerned with the welfare of the child. We hope that the lectures and panel discussions will provide fertile ground for a fruitful exchange of ideas and approaches to improving the situation of young people in all spheres of society.

A range of disciplines and expertise including law, medicine, child welfare and education are represented in this series, and a variety of perspectives and issues will be addressed. Dr. Kimberley Schonert-Reichl will present on October 29th with an address entitled Janusz Korczak and the Importance of Listening to Children’s Voices in Education: Theory, Research, and Practical Strategies.

Lectures are offered in the spirit of Dr. Janusz Korczak, a pioneer in child advocacy, a relentless fighter for children’s rights, and a worldwide symbol of commitment to the welfare of children and youth.