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The committee oversees activities of the association related to the teaching of philosophy at the pre-college level and initiates efforts to encourage and improve teaching at this level. It prepares periodic reports to the members of the association and facilitates cooperation between philosophers, teachers, and educational administrators in planning and evaluating instructional programs and requirements for the training and certification of teachers in areas relating to philosophy. The committee also collects and disseminates information on existing programs and instructional materials.
Video of the committee-organized session on "Raising A Philosophical Child" at the APA Pacific meeting in San Diego, April 2014: http://plato-philosophy.org/video-raising-a-philosophical-child-session-at-the-apa-pacific/
In 2009 the committee launched the organization PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization - http://plato-philosophy.org - which became an independent non-profit organization in 2012. PLATO advocates and supports introducing philosophy to K-12 students through programs, resource-sharing, and the development of a national network for those working in pre-college philosophy.
Teachers can become both PLATO members and APA Teacher-Associate members for $75 per year - more information here
A teaching and learning seminar for high school teachers will be offered at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) Conference in July 2014, funded by PLATO, APA and AAPT - see announcement and call for applications: http://plato-philosophy.org/call-for-applications-for-2014-summer-seminar-on-teaching-learning-in-philosophy-for-high-school-teachers/
UMKC’s Philosophy in Prison program awarded the 2016 Prize for Excellence and InnovationPosted in APA Announcements, Monday, August 29, 2016The American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC) jointly sponsor the Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. This prize recognizes ... more »
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8/29/2016UMKC’s Philosophy in Prison program awarded the 2016 Prize for Excellence and Innovation
8/24/20162017 Central Division meeting: Call for volunteers
8/23/20162016 Op-Ed Contest Winners Announced
8/15/2016L. Sebastian Purcell Wins the 2016 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought