Awards and Recognitions

  • The IAPC is an approved Classification One Professional Development Provider for the New Jersey Department of Education. Click here for information about professional development in Philosophy for Children through the IAPC.
  • The US State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (BECA) included the MSU/KSPU Ukraine Partnership−of which Philosophy for Children was a major focus - in a special publication, "Twenty Years of Strengthening Institutions and Bridging Cultures" (2002) that highlighted only 29 out of more than 700 partnership grants awarded over the last 20 years. Available as pdf file; click here to download.
  • American Philosophical Association 2001 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs
  • United States Department of Education Program Effectiveness Panel Certificate of Revalidation (on display at IAPC) "in recognition of your contributions to excellence in education," May, 1995.
  • United States Department of education Program Effectiveness Panel Certificate of Validation.
  • Listing as "Exemplary Program" in Educational Programs That Work, the National Diffusion Network catalogue of exemplary educational programs, annual editions 1986-1995)
  • UNESCO Report on Philosophy for Children. In March, 1998 UNESCO held an international "meeting of experts" in Philosophy for Children, with the result that UNESCO's Division of Philosophy and Ethics resolved "to pursue this project with renewed vigour during the forthcoming biennium, its mission being to help promote a philosophy education programme for children." Go to full UNESCO Report.