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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.

The chair of this committee serves in an ex officio capacity on the committee on the teaching of philosophy.

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. This organization will celebrate its 10th anniversary in June 2020. 

Teachers can become both PLATO members and APA Teacher-Associate members for $75 per year - more information here

The CPCIP will be offering sessions at all three divisional meetings. in 2020 so please check for the schedule and join us. 

We hope to continue to offer our  teaching and learning seminar for high school teachers next summer at the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) Conference in July 2020 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

2017–2018 report

2016–2017 report

2015-2016 report

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
Nominations open for APA leadership positions
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Deadline to submit reports for the Fall 2019 board meeting
Monday, September 30, 2019
Application deadline for grant requests from the Berry fund
Monday, September 30, 2019
Nomination deadline for the 2020 Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship
Friday, November 1, 2019
APA Lecture by TBD
Friday, November 22, 2019

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Chair (2021)
Wendy C. Turgeon
Member (2020)
Marisol Brito
Member (2020)
Amy Reed-Sandoval
Member (2021)
Claire Katz
Member (2021)
John Torrey
Member (2022)
Stacy Cabrera
Member (2022)
Darryl De Marzio

 

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