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European PEACE Project – find out about it.

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Over the past 3 years Philosophy for Children centers in Italy, Spain, Austria and Israel have been collaborating in a project seeking to address the problem of children at the risk of exclusion  through Philosophical Inquiry.

The emphasis of the PEACE project has been on designing, testing and validating a new P4C curriculum focused on cosmopolitan engagement and intercultural dialogue. We see PEACE impacting teachers educational practices, by giving educators specialized professional development, new teaching strategies and materials, and by improving the reasoning and relational skills of children. Through making the new pedagogical strategies, curriculum and educational resources available to other contexts and countries, the scope of PEACE will be widened and cosmopolitan awareness will be promoted.

The ultimate aim of PEACE is to disseminate to the widest possible section of society the idea that it is possible to contribute to the development of a cosmopolitan orientation and engagement amongst future citizens through dedicated educational tools and practices.

To read more about this project, please visit the PEACE website. The curriucum we developed is free to download – please enjoy using it!  However, if you are not already trained in Philosophy for Children methodology, we strongly urge you to seek training through your local Center or independent trainer before you implement the curriculum. A list of international centers is available on this website under “About” in the top scroll down menu. You can also access it by clicking here.

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New Book Release

9781137469168.indd– Philosophy and Childhood:  Critical Perspectives and Affirmative Practices – 
Walter Omar Kohan
Palgrave Pivot Publishers, Aug 2014
Format: Hardcover; 
ebook (EPUB); ebook (PDF)
ISBN: #9781137469182
This book is a critical and affirmative rationale of the Philosophy for Children movement. In the first part it offers a critique of the well known and pioneering program of Matthew Lipman. In the second part, it proposes alternative ways of thinking and practicing philosophy in the education of childhood.

Final Issue of the Journal “Thinking”

 – A Celebratoiapc-Thinking-cover-155x200ry End to the Journal Thinking.
For 35 years the IAPC Journal Thinking: The Journal of  Philosophy for Children provided a forum for the dissemination of the theory and practice of Philosophy for Children.  Concerned with the integrity of the field, the Journal has been a critical voice in shaping this field. The Table of Contents of the final volume can be read here.  Thinking was the first Journal in Philosophy for Children and has been a big part of the lives of so many of us who live in the world of P4C. It will be sorely missed! Further infomation and links are available on the IAPC website

From Maughn Gregory: ” I am happy and sad to announce the publication of the final volume, 20:3&4, of Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children. On behalf of the IAPC I thank the scores of publishers, editors, reviewers, photographers, graphic designers and authors who shared their talents with us for 35 years.  I have made a list of most of them for the IAPC’s digital archive here:  Individual articles ($5.00) and full issues ($25.00) of Thinking are available in PDF format. To order, please fill out the Thinking Digital Archive Order Form.
For a limited time, print copies of past issues of Thinking are available without charge, for the cost of shipping. To order, please fill out the IAPC Publications Order Form. We at the IAPC are gratified that the major academic journals and publishing houses in the fields of education, philosophy of education and some in philosophy regularly publish books and articles on philosophy for/with children/adolescents, and that there are currently four professional / academic journals that maintain a focus on philosophy for children. We look forward to a robust future of scholarship and professional exchange with you in these and other venues.