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ERIC Number: EJ1005645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
The Top 10 Things I LOVE about p4c Hawai'i
Ikeda, Jolyn
Educational Perspectives, v44 n1-2 p22-24 2012
In 2001, Dr. Thomas Jackson, or Dr. J as the author and her colleagues affectionately call him, spoke to the faculty at Waikiki Elementary. He described philosophy for children (p4c) Hawai'i and encouraged them to try P4C if something about it "resonated" with them. In the beginning, Dr. J held a p4t (philosophy for teachers) after-school seminar and he, along with some graduate students, did p4c in their classes. That is how the author's p4c Hawai'i experience began. Several years later, she has been asked to share her perceptions of p4c. In speaking with her colleagues, she realizes that p4c is many things to many people. At the very heart of p4c is safety. A safe community, a place where people feel safe to share ideas without judgment or ridicule, is the foundation of the p4c circle. That said, she wants to share the top ten things she loves about p4c.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii