Celeste Harrington

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Email: celeste.harrington@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0711-1868

Academic appointments:

  • Programme Leader, Early Childhood Education, AUT (2019 - ongoing)


  • Master’s of Education, Charles Sturt University

Research interests:

I am researching the impact of language learning on young children.
I am currently involved in a research project about the value of reading for pleasure in children and young people.
I am working with communities and schools in this regard
As an early childhood specialist I am researching the impact of policy changes and increased privatisation on the sector

Teaching summary:

History of Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Partnerships with parents and whānau
Professional practice
Teaching philsophy

Fields of research:

  • Early Childhood Education (Excl. Maori)
  • Te Whariki (Maori Early Childhood Education)
  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (Excl. Lote, Esl and Tesol)
  • History and Philosophy of Education

Research outputs:

Other outputs

  • Harrington, C. (2020). [Book review Gunn, A. C., & Nuttall, J. (Eds): Weaving Te Whāriki, Aotearoa New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum in theory and practice, 3rd ed.]. In New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies (Vol. 55, pp. 271-273). Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi:10.1007/s40841-020-00161-5

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