Dr. Kate Cairns published a new article in the Harvard Educational Review: “Beyond Magic Carrots: Garden Pedagogies and the Rhetoric of Effects”

In this essay, Dr. Cairns considers the implications of assessing garden pedagogies, arguing that a rhetoric of effects assumes an essentialist conception of the child-as-educational-output and bolsters a neoliberal vision of social change rooted in personal transformation. Drawing from ethnographic research with youth gardens in Toronto, Ontario, and Camden, New Jersey, she highlights contextualized experiences … Continue reading Dr. Kate Cairns published a new article in the Harvard Educational Review: “Beyond Magic Carrots: Garden Pedagogies and the Rhetoric of Effects”

Dr. Dan Cook editorializes on childhood studies and the Mexico-US migration “crisis”

The mire of its own construction? Childhood studies and the “crisis” at the Mexico-U.S. border  by Dr. Dan Cook The “zero tolerance” policy of the US President Donald Trump Administration forcefully separated children from parents/guardians as they attempted to enter the United States at the Mexico border beginning in the spring of 2018. It was … Continue reading Dr. Dan Cook editorializes on childhood studies and the Mexico-US migration “crisis”