10/31/2008

philosophy for children

I just learned about something that makes me very happy: the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children. The director also has a great blog about teaching philosophy to K-12 students. Things like this center and the radio show Philosophy Talk give me hope for philosophy's prospects.

3 Comments:

At 5/1/09, Anonymous Demian Farnworth said...

Not only philosophy's prospects, but our nation's prospect. We need more programs like this that carve out 3 dimensional children, instead of entertainment driven, one-dimensional people.

Great blog name, by the way.

 
At 13/3/09, Anonymous William M. said...

This is interesting to know since many philosophy majors like myself who want to teach college level may have to teach K-12. And, if they are like me and hated K-12, it would make it easier if they were allowed to teach philosophy.

Beyond this, I have rarely heard of schools allowing philosophy as an elective for many reasons. However, it is good to hear that there is some work to push philosophy in high school, other than in Debate.

 
At 13/3/09, Blogger Cor Aut Mors said...

This is interesting to know since many philosophy majors like myself who want to teach college level may have to teach K-12. And, if they are like me and hated K-12, it would make it easier if they were allowed to teach philosophy.

Beyond this, I have rarely heard of schools allowing philosophy as an elective for many reasons. However, it is good to hear that there is some work to push philosophy in high school, other than in Debate.

PS. The above comment had the wrong link.

 

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