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Taking care seriously in education

A philosophical problem for policy

The New Zealand government is in year three of a 10-year strategic plan to build a ‘planned and coherent’ education ecosystem – but it has failed to make any tangible progress.  Early childhood is in a state of crisis, crying out for qualified staff, and parents are struggling to afford the cost of childcare worsened by […]

Full Citation Information:
Harrington, C., & Gibbons, A. (2022). Taking care seriously in education: A philosophical problem for policy. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/taking-care-seriously-in-education/

Celeste Harrington

Celeste Harrington is an early childhood teacher with over 20 years experience. She teaches teachers at Auckland University of Technology. She is a passionate advocate for children, reading for pleasure, children’s literature and the importance of diversity in children’s literature. Celeste is on several committees that advocate for children’s reading, including IBBY (International Board for Books for Young Children), Kids Lit Quiz™ and Storylines.

Andrew Gibbons

Andrew Gibbons is an early childhood teacher, teacher educator and Professor at the School of Education, AUT - Auckland University of Technology. He has previously worked in journalism, and social services in England. He is an executive committee member of the Association of Visual Pedagogies and a member and former secretary of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.