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ERIC Number: EJ794993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Philosophy for Children Goes to College
Wartenberg, Thomas E.
Theory and Research in Education, v5 n3 p329-340 2007
This article presents the general framework for a course at college level in which philosophy students learn to teach philosophy to students in elementary school. As well as addressing the rationale for such a course, the article outlines the organization of the course and the various requirements students in it must fulfill. In so doing, it explains how this course diverges from other ways of teaching philosophy to children. It argues that this course, in addition to providing a rewarding experience to both the College and elementary school students, addresses a need that is generally overlooked by college and university philosophy departments: providing an alternative career path for philosophy majors who are not intending to go to graduate school. Information on a website for teaching philosophy through children's literature is also provided. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts