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”

Dedication of New Childhood Studies Building

Rutgers-Camden dedicates building for childhood studies program The Artis Building at 4th and Cooper streets will be home to what the university calls the first doctorate program of its kind in the nation. Check out this story on courierpostonline.com.and this video on SNJToday.