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5/30/2016
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Committee: Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy

Committee Charge

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.

What's New

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/

Committee Reports

2014-2015 report 

2013-2014 report

2012-2013 report

2011-2012 report

2010-2011 report

2009-2010 report

2008-2009 report

2007-2008 report

Upcoming Events
Proposal submission deadline for Small Grant funding and for Diversity & Inclusiveness funding
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Pacific Division paper submission deadline
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Nominations open for APA leadership positions
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Deadline to submit reports for the fall board meeting
Friday, September 30, 2016
Deadline to submit APA leadership nominations
Monday, October 31, 2016

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Chair (2018)
Sara L. Goering
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Joseph A. Murphy
Member (2017)
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