Marek Tesar University of Auckland
is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean International at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland. His expertise is in early childhood education in both New Zealand as well as international contexts. His work focuses on educational policy, philosophy, pedagogy, methodology and curriculum, and draws on his background as a qualified teacher as well as his extensive knowledge of international education systems. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications. His scholarly work has received numerous prestigious national and international awards and accolades. He edits three educational book series with renowned publishers, and is the Editor of six academic journals including Editor-in-Chief of Policy Futures in Education (SAGE). As of 2020, he is President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA), and currently chairs the Steering Committee of the Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education society (RECE).