Dr. David Kennedy

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Dr. David Kennedy

Office: University Hall 2129
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Email: kennedyd@mail.montclair.edu

         

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Degrees

  • EdD University of Kentucky
  • MS Eastern Montana College
  • BA Luther College

 

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Publications

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Published:

Books, monographs and edited volumes 

Philosophy for Children in Transition:  Problems and Prospects, Vansieleghem, N. and Kennedy, D., Eds. Chisester UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 

Journal of Philosophy of Education, Special Issue on Philosophy for Children (45:2, May). N. Vansieleghem and D. Kennedy, Eds. 2011. 

Philosophical Dialogue with Children:  Essays on Theory and Practice.  The Mellen Press, 2011. 

Changing Conceptions of the Child from the Renaissance to Post-Modernity:  A Philosophy of Childhood. The Mellen Press, 2006.                       

The Well of Being:  Childhood, Subjectivity, and Education.  SUNY Press, 2006. 

Filosofia e infancia, Kohan, W. and Kennedy, D. Eds. Petropolis, Brazil: Editora Vozes, 1999. 

Book Chapters            

“Philosophical Inquiry in the Content Areas: The Case of Mathematics.” With Nadia S. Kennedy. In Philosophy For, With, and Of Children. M. Glina, Ed. New Castle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming.  

“Developing Philosophical Facilitation:  A Toolbox of Philosophical Moves.” In Philosophy in Schools:  An Introductory Handbook for Philosophers and Teachers, S. Goering, T. Wartenberg & N. Shudak, Eds. New York:  Routledge, forthcoming.                       

"Community of Philosophical Inquiry Online and Off:  Retrospectus and Prospectus."  With Nadia S. Kennedy. In D. Randy Garrison and Zehra Akyol, Eds., Educational Communities of Inquiry:  Theoretical Framework, Research, and Practice. Hershey PA:  IGI Global, forthcoming. 

“From Outer Space and Across the Street:  Matthew Lipman’s  Double Vision.”  In Lee Cho-sik and Park Jin-wan, Eds. Thinking Education Through Philosophy, 241-273.  Seoul: Korean Academy of Teaching Philosophy in School, forthcoming. 

“Rhizomatic Curriculum Development in Community of Philosophical Inquiry.”  In Educating for Complex Thinking through Philosophical Inquiry. Models, Advances, and Proposals for the New Millennium, M. Santi & S. Oliverio, Eds. Napoli:  Liguori, 2012.                       

“After Socrates: Community of Philosophical Inquiry and the New World Order.”  In Kincheloe, J. L. & Hewitt, R., Regenerating the Philosophy of Education. New York: Peter Lang, 2011. 

“Schooling and Subjectivity.” In Theodoropoulou E. (ed.), Philosophy of Education: Discourses, Aspects, Ways. Athens: Pedio, 2010.                       

“Aion.” With Walter Kohan. In Tomperi T. & Juuso H. (Eds.) Sokrates koulussa. Itsenäisen ja yhteisöllisen ajattelun edistäminen opetuksessa, 130-155. Tampere: Niin & Näin, 2008. 

“Another World is Possible:  Schooling, Multitude, and Philosophy.”  In Marsal, E.,  Dobashi, T., & Weber, B. (Eds.), Children Philosophize Worldwide: Theoretical and Practical Concepts. Frankfurt am Main: Peter-Lang-Verlag, 2008.         

“Comunidade de Indagacao Filosofica e Transformacao Educacional: Alguns Principios Basicos” (“Community of Philosophical Inquiry and Educational Transformation:  Some Basic Principles”).  In Sardi, S., Gonzaga de Souza, D., & Carbonara, V. (Eds.), Filosofia e Sociedade:  Perspectivas para o Ensino da Filosofia. Ijui, Brasil: Editora Unijui, 2007. 

"Schule, Neotenie, ethische Rekonstruktion und das Kind als Privilegierter Fremder" (“Schooling, Neoteny, Ethical Reconstruction, and the Child as Privileged Stranger”). In Marsal, E.,  Dobashi, T., Weber, B ., & F.G. Lund (Eds.), Ethis che Reflexionskompetenz im Grundschulalter. Konzepte des Philosophierens mit Kindern. Hodos: Peter-Lang Verlag, 2007. 

“The School of the Third Joyous Kingdom.”  In Kohan, W.( Ed.),  Spaces of Childhood: School and Philosophy. Rio de Janeiro:  DP & A, 2004. 

“Pensar por si mesmo e com outros.” In Kohan, W. & Leal, B. (Eds.), Filosofia para criancas:  Em debate.  Petropolis:  Editora Vozes, 1999. 

“Las Cinco Communidades.”  In Kohan, W. & Waksman, V. (Eds.), Que es Filosofia para Ninos?  Ideas y Propuestas para Pensar la Educacion.  University of Buenos Aires Press, 1997. 

"The Nine-Year-Old Philosopher and the Hermeneutics of Self-Understanding."  In Reed, R.T. & Sharp, A.M. (Eds.), Studies in Philosophy for Children:  Pixie.  Madrid: De La  Torre Press, 1996. 

"Philosophy for Children and School Reform:  Dewey, Lipman, and the Community of Inquiry." In Reed, R.T. (Ed.), Children, Philosophy, and Democracy.  Calgary: Detselig, 1995.                         

“The Community of Inquiry and Educational Structure.”  In M. Lipman (Ed.), Thinking, Children, and Education.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 1993. 

“Why Philosophy for Children Today?” In Camhy,D.G. (Ed.), Children:  Thinking and Philosophy.  Bonn: Academia Verlag, 1993.  [Also published in Hungarian translation, in F.   Katalin, Ed., Gyermek-Filozofia: Szoveggyujtemeny II,  Korona Nova, 1998.] 

"Young Children's Discourse and the Origins of the World." In Reed, R.T. (Ed.), When We Talk: Essays on Classroom Conversation.  Fort Worth TX: Analytic Press, 1992. 

Journal Articles           

Refereed  

“Lipman, Dewey, and Community of Philosophical Inquiry.” Education and Culture, forthcoming. 

“Marcuse’s New Sensibility, Neoteny, and Progressive Schooling:  Utopian Prospects.”  Civitas Educationis:  Education, Politics, and Culture, forthcoming. 

“Community of Philosophical Inquiry as a Discursive Structure, and its Role in School Curriculum Design.” With N.S. Kennedy. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 45:2 (May 2011). 

"Between Chaos and Entropy:  Community of Inquiry from a Systems Perspective." With  N. S. Kennedy.  Complicity:  An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 7 (2) July 2010.  http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/complicity/index 

 “Talking Globally.” Analytic Teaching 25,2 (Spring 2005). 

“The Role of a Facilitator in a Community of Philosophical Inquiry.” Metaphilosophy 35, 4 (October 2004). 

“Communal Philosophical Dialogue and the Intersubject.” International Journal for Philosophical Practice, 18,2 (Fall  2004). 

“Power, Manipulation, and Control in a Community of Inquiry. With Pavel Lushyn.  Analytic Teaching 23,2 (Spring 2003): 103-110. 

“The Child and Postmodern Subjectivity.” Educational Theory 52,2 (Spring 2002). 

“Philosophy for Children in China:  A Late Preliminary Anti-Report.”  Analytic Teaching 21, 3 (November 2001). 

“Parent, Child, Alterity, Dialogue.” Philosophy Today, 45, 1 (Spring 2001). 

"The Roots of Child Study:  Philosophy, History, and Religion." Teachers College Record, June 2000. 

“Philosophy for Children and the Reconstruction of Philosophy.” Metaphilosophy, April 2000. 

 “Thinking for Oneself and with Others.” Analytic Teaching 20,1 (November 1999).

“Subversive Innocence.” Childhood 6,2 (May 1999). 

“The Politics of Subjectivity, Philosophy of Childhood, and Dialogical Education.” Critical and Creative Thinking 7,2 (Spring 1999).   

"Empathic Child Rearing and the Adult Construction of Childhood: A Psychohistorical Look." Childhood 5,1 (February 1998). 

Young Children's Moves:  Emergent Community of Inquiry in Early Childhood Discourse."  Critical and Creative Thinking  4,1 (1996). 

"Forming Communities of Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms." Early Child  Development and Care 120,1 (Fall 1996). 

"The Five Communities." Analytic Teaching 15, 1 (November 1994) [Also published in Inquiry 16,4 (Summer 1997), and in Spanish translation (1997)].

"Jessie Left."  Analytic Teaching 15, 1 (November 1994). 

"Using Peter Rabbit as a Philosophical Text with Young Children." Analytic Teaching 13,1 (November 1992). 

"The Hermeneutics of Childhood." Philosophy Today 35, 4 (Spring, 1992). 

"Young Children and Ultimate Questions: Romancing at Day Care." Analytic Teaching 12, 1 (November, 1991). 

"The Young Child's Experience of Space and Child Care Center Design: A Practical Meditation." Children's Environments Quarterly 8,1 (1991). 

"Hans-George Gadamer's Dialectic of Dialogue and the Epistemology of the Community of Inquiry." Analytic Teaching 12 (November, 1990) [Also translated and published in Hungarian]. 

With G.T. Moore and J.L. Piwoni, "Designing Child Care Centers Based on the Children's Environments' Pattern Language: The Northern Michigan University Children's Center." Children's Environments Quarterly 6 (Winter 1989).          

"Young Children's Discourse and the Origins of the World." Teaching and Learning 3 (Winter 1989). 

"Fools, Young Children, Animism, and the Scientific World Picture." Philosophy Today 33,4  (Winter 1989). 

"Philosophy for Children and the Redefinition of Philosophy." Analytic Teaching 10 (November 1989). 

"Images of the Young Child in History: Enlightenment and Romance." Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 3 (June 1988). 

Un-refereed           

“From Outer Space and Across the Street:  Mathew Lipman’s Double Vision.” Childhood & Philosophy 7, Special Issue, February 2012: 66-105 (includes Portuguese translation). 

“Aion, Kairos, and Chronos: Fragments of an Endless Conversation on Childhood, Philosophy, and Education.” With Walter Kohan.  Childhood & Philosophy 4, 8 (2008): 5-22. 

“John Dewey on Children, Childhood and Education.” Childhood & Philosophy: A Journal of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children, 2:4 (December 2006). 

“Young Children Discuss Conflict.” Childhood & Philosophy: A Journal of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children, 1:3 (June 2006). 

With Pavel Lushyn, “The Psychodynamics of Community of Inquiry and Educational Reform:  A Cross-Cultural Perspective.” Thinking 15, 3 (2000). 

“Child Care: What Can It Be?”  Beginnings, May 2000.       

“Que es la folosofia de la infancia?” Novedades Educativas 12,15 (Julio 2000). 

“Thinking Through Philosophy for Children.” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 19,2 (Winter 2000). 

"Reconstructing Childhood." Thinking 14,1 (1998). 

“Reconstruindo a Infancia.” Caderno Linhas Criticas 5&6 (July 1998). 

"Escuela, Communidad e Interculturalidad: Viviendo el 'Entre'." Aprender a Pensar 15,1 (1997). 

"Child and Fool in the Western Wisdom Tradition." Thinking 11, 1 (1993). 

"Why Philosophy for Children Now?" Thinking 10,3 (1993). 

"Fools, Young Children, and Philosophy." Thinking 8,4 (1990).      

Conference Proceedings

“Reconstructing Childhood,” Philosophy at the Top of the World: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children.” 1997. 

"Hans-Georg Gadamer's Dialectics of Dialogue." Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference of the Montclair Institute for Critical Thinking. 1989. 

"Education, Schooling, and Theoretical Consciousness." Proceedings of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society, 1985. 

"Between World and System: Schooling and Western Mind." Philosophy of Education, 1987. 

"Thinking About Home Schooling: Some Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Reasons." Philosophical Studies in Education, 1986.           

"Young Children's Knowing and the Western Rationality Paradigm." Philosophical Studies in Education, 1984. 

Book reviews 

Review of Lipman, M., A Life Teaching Thinking. Thinking 20, 3-4 (2011). 

Review of Kellner, D. Lewis, T. , Peirce, C. & Cho, D., Marcuse’s Challenge to Education, in Teachers College Record May 2010.       

Review of C. & J. Robelin, What is a Man?  A Dialogue Between Leo the Wise Dog and his Philosopher, in Inquiry 25, 1 (Spring 2010) 

Review of G. Matthews, The Philosophy of Childhood, in Thinking 12,2 (1995). 

Review of  S.J. Hutt et al, Play, Exploration and Learning: A Natural History of the Pre-School, in Educational Studies 22 (Summer, 1991). 

Review of W.M. Reynolds, Reading Curriculum Theory: The Development of a New Hermeneutic, in The Journal of Educational Thought 25 (August, 1991).   

Review of M.  Lipman's Growing Up With PhilosophyEducational Studies, 20  (Spring 1989). 

Other Publications           

“Empathy.” Entry in Young Adults’ Encyclopedia of Ethics and Values, vol. 3.  Danbury, Connecticut: Grolier Educational, 1999. 

Invited addresses and panels 

“Becoming Child, Becoming Other:  Childhood as Signifier.” Keynote address, presented at the International Symposium: Childhood in the English Renaissance.  Siegen, Germany, February 10, 2012.       

“Homage to Matthew Lipman.” Keynote address, presented at X Congreso Internacional de Filosofia Para Ninos. Oaxaca, Mexico, December 9-11, 2011. 

“From Outer Space and Across the Street:  Matthew Lipman’s Double Vision.”  Keynote address, presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children. Jinju, Korea, July 18, 2011. 

“Schooling, Neoteny, Philosophy.”  Invited address at the Sixth Annual Seminar in Professional Formation:  Thinking the Feelings of Philosophizing, sponsored by the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Ilha Grande, Brazil. March 10-14, 2011. 

“Philosophical Dialogue and the Transformation of the School:  Utopian Prospects.”  Keynote address, presented at the Ninth National Colloquium and Second International Conference of Philosophy for Children.Guanajuato, Mexico.  December 10, 2010. 

“After Socrates:  Community of Philosophical Inquiry and the New World Order.”  Invited paper, presented at the 2010 conference of the North American Association for the Community of Inquiry.  Queretero, Mexico. June 5, 2010 

“Community of Philosophical Inquiry and the Pedagogical Implications of Philosophy for Children.” Invited address presented at the Eleventh Summer Course in Professional  Formation of the Center for Research in Philosophical Inquiry.  Acuto, Italy, July 17, 2009 

Respondent to Prof. Carlo Levi, “With Dewey, Beyond Dewey:  Educating for Reflective Thinking.”  Invited discussant. at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, John Dewey Anniversary Celebration:  John Dewey’s Thought Between Psychology, Philosophy and Pedagogy:  Interdisciplinary Perspectives.”  Naples, Italy, June 30, 2009. 

“Philosophical Dialogue Across the Curriculum:  Integrating P4C Into the School Content Area.” Invited address presented at Keeping the Child in Mind: A conference about Philosophy for Children, at the University of Memphis, September 12, 2009. Memphis, TN. 

“School, Utopia, Empire, Resistance.” Keynote address, delivered at the conference “Encounter Between Philosophy and Teaching,” at the Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil, April 2008. 

Philosophy for Children and Educational Reconstruction Across Two Cultures: A Roundtable. Chair, at the 62nd Annual Meeting of The Philosophy of Education Society (PES), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. April 2006. 

Symposium:  Philosophy for Children 30 Years Later.  Invited speaker at the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. New York, December 2005. 

“Only a Child Can Save Us.” Presidential Address, delivered to the Eleventh Biannual Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC): Children and Adults:  A Philosophical Encounter. Varna, Bulgaria, June 2003. 

Fifth Biannual Conference of the North American Association for  Community of Inquiry. Invited discussion facilitator.  Led an hour-long demonstration discussion on “the nature of  thinking” with Fourth Graders from Edgemont School, Montclair, NJ. June 2002. 

“Critical Thinking as Discussion: Critical, Creative and Caring Thinking in a Philosophical Community of Inquiry.”  Plenary speaker.  Fourth Latinoamerican Congress of Education, Bogotá, Colombia, May 2002. 

Fifth International Conference: Philosophy for Children and the Democratization of Bulgarian Education. Keynote speaker. Varna, Bulgaria, June 2001. 

National videoconference, “Dialogue and Community of Inquiry in Education.”  Keynote Speaker. Nationally broadcast interactive video conference, produced by SESI, Brazilian Organization for Worker Education, June 2000. 

“Thinking For Oneself and With Others.” Keynote panel paper presented at the Ninth Biannual Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC), Brasilia, Brazil, July 1999. 

"`Childhood Shall My Tutor Be':  Working with Children as a Form of Self-Work." Keynote Speaker at the Spring Psychology Symposium, Viterbo College, Lacrosse WI, April 1992.

 

Presentations

Scholarly presentations 

“Marcuse’s New Sensibility, Neoteny, and Progressive Schooling.”  Refereed paper presented at the Fourth Biennial Conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  October 29, 2011.           

“Marcuse’s ‘New Sensibility’ and the Transformation of Schooling:  Utopian Prospects.”  Refereed paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society (MASPES).  New York University, New York, NY. February 5, 2011. 

Respondent,  New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association Fall 2010 Meeting.  Paramus, NJ. November 6, 2010. 

“Another World is Possible: Schooling, Multitude, and Philosophy.”  Refereed paper presented at the 22nd Iboamerican Seminar on Philosophy for Children .  Alcala de Henares, Spain. March 12, 2010. 

“Community of Philosophical Inquiry as Phenomenon and Event.”  Refereed paper presented at the annual conference of the Middle Atlantic States Philosophy of Education Society. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.  February 13, 2010. 

“Rhizomatic Curriculum Development in Community of Philosophical Inquiry.”  Refereed paper, presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children. Padua, Italy, July 4, 2009.   

“Empathy in Word and Image:  A Communal Inquiry.”  Refereed  paper presented at the 2009 Conference of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL), at Brunel University.  London, UK, June 4, 2009. 

Schooling, Subjectivity, Ethical Reconstruction, and Communal Philosophical Inquiry with Children.”  Refereed paper presented at the Felician Ethics Conference.  Rutherford NJ, April 2009. 

With Nadia S. Kennedy. “Doing Philosophy of Mathematics in a Community of Inquiry.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division.  Philadelphia PA, December 29, 2008.  

“Practicing Emergence:  Communal Philosophical Inquiry in the Classroom.”  Refereed paper presented at the Fifth Conference on Complexity Science and Educational Research. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, February, 2008. 

“Outro Mundo e Possivel:  Infancia e Multidao” (“Another World is Possible:  Childhood and Multitude”). Invited paper presented at Congresso Internacional Filosofia e Sociedade. Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil, May 2007.  

“Nadense:  A Novel in the Philosophy of Mathematics for Middle School Students.”  Paper presented at the International Colloquium on New Practices in Philosophy.  UNESCO, Paris, November 2006. 

“What Some Children Say About Conflict.” Refereed paper presented at the Twelfth Biannual Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC).  Mexico City, July 2005. 

 “Talking Globally.” Paper presented at the Sixth Bi-Annual Conference of the North American Association for Community of Inquiry (NAACI).  San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, July 2004. 

“Philosophy of Childhood:  A Live Symposium.”  Interactive paper presented with Walter Kohan at the Fifth Biannual Conference of the North American Association for Community of Inquiry, Montclair, NJ, June 2002. 

“Communal Philosophical Dialogue and the Intersubject.”  Paper presented at the Tenth Biannual Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC).  Winchester, UK, July 2001.  

“The Role of a Facilitator in a Community of Inquiry.” Invited paper presented at the Democracy and Education conference, Kiev, Ukraine, June 2001. 

“Childhood and Postmodern Subjectivity.” Refereed paper presented at the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, 99th Annual Meeting.  Minneapolis, May 2001. 

“Becoming Frieda.” Paper. Philosophical story presented and facilitated at the Ninth Biannual Conference of the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC), Brasilia, Brazil, July 1999. 

“Parent, Child, Alterity, Dialogue.”  Refereed paper  presented at the First National Conference on the Ethics of Parenting.  Pace University, New York, February 1999. 

"Notes on the Philosophy of Childhood and the Politics of Subjectivity."  Refereed paper presented at the World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, August 1998.          

"Philosophy and Group Dialogue:  The Community of Inquiry Approach." Refereed paper presented at the Canadian Philosophical Association, Teaching Committee Series, Annual Council of Learned Societies, St. Johns Newfoundland, June 1997.           

"Reconstructing Childhood." Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). Akureyri, Iceland, June 1997.           

"Empathic Child Rearing and the Adult Construction of Childhood:  A Psychohistorical Look."  Paper presented at Children in the World: Exploring the Rights of the Child Conference, St. Xavier University, Chicago IL, April 1997. 

"Young Children's Moves:  Emergent Community of Inquiry in Early Childhood." Paper presented at the Second Annual Conference of the North American Association for Community of Inquiry (NAACI). Western Carolina University, June 1995.            

"The Five Communities."  Paper presented at the First Annual Conference of the North American Association for Community of Inquiry (NAACI). Austin TX, April 1994. 

"Maria:  An Excerpt from a Philosophical Novel Designed for Students Who Are Studying Childhood."  Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Conference of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). Madrid, Spain, September 1993. 

"The Hermeneutics of Childhood." Refereed paper presented at the Eleventh Annual International Human Science Research Conference, Rochester MI. June 1992.  

"The Community of Inquiry and Educational Structure."  Paper  presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC), Mexico City, April 1991. 

"Hans-Georg Gadamer's Dialectics of Dialogue."  Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference of the Montclair Institute for Critical Thinking, Montclair NJ, October 1989. 

Workshops and seminars

International Training Institute in Philosophy for Children, Mendham NJ. Associate Director and Facilitator, 7-day intensive residential seminar, August 7-14, 2011.

“Mathematics, Mind, and World.” Philosophy camp.  With N.S. Kennedy. Five days of 3-hour sessions with fifth and sixth graders, facilitating structured communal inquiry in philosophy of mathematics.  Seoul, South Korea. July 11-15, 2011. 

“Philosophy Across the Disciplines.” Workshop delivered to Newark district elementary teachers.  Newark NJ, April 3, 2009. 

“Dialogical Dreaming: Writing and Reading Philosophical Narratives for Children.” Invited workshop conducted at the conference “Encounter Between Philosophy and Teaching,” at the Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil, April 2008. 

Philosophy for Children: Introductory Workshop. Workshop Director. Montclair State University, NJ.  January 2006. 

“Philosophy for Preschoolers.” Workshop Facilitator. New Jersey Network for Educational Renewal, Annual Spring Conference, Montclair State University, NJ, April 2005. 

“Rethinking School Space.” Workshop Facilitator. Six-hour interactive workshop in school design, conducted at the Second International Conference on the Encounter Between Philosophy and Education, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 2004. 

“Community of Inquiry: Theory and Practice.” Workshop Facilitator, in cooperation with M. Laverty and M. Gregory for the Center for the Study of Intercultural Understanding. Bergen Community College, NJ, March and April 2004. 

“Philosophy for Children and Critical Thinking.”  Facilitator of five-day training workshop at Kirovograd State Pedagogical University, Ukraine. Part of the IREX project Education for Democracy: A Project of Pedagogical Exchange between Montclair State University, USA and, Kirovograd State University, Ukraine, January 2002. 

“Filosofia, Infancia e Dialogo.” Facilitator. Weekend course in Philosophy for Children delivered for I Curso de Especializacao no Ensino de Filosofia.. University of Brasilia, Brazil, December 2001.  

Conference of the Council of International Schools of the Americas (CIStA). Facilitator  of two day training in Philosophy for Children.  San Rafael de Heredia, Costa Rica, October 2001. 

Curso de Formacao na Practica da Filosofia.”   Facilitator of a three day teacher training in Philosophy for Children. Ilheus, Brazil, June 2000. 

Healing the North-South Wound:  A Political, Psychological, and Spiritual Conference on Transforming U.S.-Mexican Relations. Conference planner and workshop facilitator in community of inquiry theory and practice.  New York University, November 1999. 

“Filosofia e Infancia I.” Facilitator of a one day workshop in philosophy of childhood for teachers and pre-teachers. University of Brasilia, Brazil, July 1999. 

NEH Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Childhood, led by Dr. Gareth Matthews. Five weeks, June-July 1998. Participant 

Teacher Training Workshop, Southern Station Elementary School, Kunming, China, August 1998, 1999, and 2000. Workshop Facilitator. 

Third International Workshop/Conference in Philosophy for Children. Facilitator. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, January 1998 & January 2001. 

Philosophy for Children, extended training program. Facilitator.  Plainfield Public Schools, Plainfield NJ, September-December 1997. 

Philosophy for Children K-5 Training Workshop. Facilitator. Roanoke Public Schools, Roanoke VA, August 1997. 

"Developing Communities of Philosophical Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms." Workshop Facilitator. Training for Icelandic teachers and professors, University of  Akureyri, Iceland, June 1997. 

"Working with Young Philosophers: Forming Communities of Philosophical Inquiry in Early Childhood Classrooms." Workshop Facilitator. Conducted at the High/Scope Registry Conference, Ypsilanti MI, May 1997. 

"Thinking Through Stories: Philosophical Community of Inquiry and Emancipatory Education."  Workshop Facilitator.  Conducted at the Pedagogy of the Oppressed Conference, Omaha NE, April 1997. 

"Story and Dialogue: Young Children Doing Philosophy." Workshop Facilitator. Conducted at North Carolina AEYC Study Conference, Greensboro NC., September 1995. 

Second Annual Conference of the North American Association of Community of Inquiry (NAACI), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC. Conference Organizer. June 1995.     

"Philosophy for Children in Early Childhood."  Workshop Facilitator. Training conducted for indigenous school teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, June 1995. 

"Maria:  Forming Communities of Inquiry Among Early Childhood Practitioners." Workshop Facilitator.  Philosophical story presented and facilitated at the North Carolina AEYC Study Conference, Greensboro NC, September 1994.  Also presented at the Annual Conference of the Kentucky Early Childhood Association, Lexington KY, October 1994. 

"Young Children as Critical Thinkers:  The Case of Peter Rabbit." Workshop Facilitator. Conducted at the Western Regional Child Care Conference, Asheville NC, June 1994, and June 1995.           

"Maria: Forming Communities of Inquiry Among Early Childhood Practitioners," and "The Doll Hospital:  Forming Communities of Inquiry Among Young Children." Workshop Facilitator.  Conducted at the High Scope Registry Conference, Ypsilanti MI, May 1994. 

"Planning Outdoor Learning Environments.”  Workshop Facilitator. Upper Peninsula  Early Childhood Conference, Marquette, MI, April 1990. 

Northern Michigan University, Department of Education, 1990. Practicum Supervisor for ZA (Early Childhood Certificate) program. 

"Developing Self-Esteem in Young Children." Workshop Facilitator. 4-C's Caregiver Training, Marquette, MI, December 1989.

 

Service

Editorial 

Founder and Co-Editor, Childhood and Philosophy, 2005— 

Editor, Thinking:  The Journal of Philosophy for Children, 1998-2006.  Associate Editor, 2006--2010. 

Associate Editor, Analytic Teaching:  The Community of Inquiry Journal, 1992-1997. Contributing Editor, 1997--2009. 

Reviewer, Curriculum Inquiry, 2005— 

Guest Editor, two special issues on Community of Inquiry, Inquiry:  Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 16,4 (Summer 1997),and 17,1 (Fall 1997). 

Guest Editor, special issue on Philosophy for Children, The Journal of Philosophy of Education, Fall 2010.

Consultation: 

External Reader, Ph.D. thesis.  Federal University of Pelotas.  On the dissertation committee of Ursual Rosa da Silva.  Brazil, September 2009. 

External Reader, Ph.D. thesis and final examination, (2 theses) and State University of Rio de Janeiro (1 thesis), Brazil, April 2008. 

External Reviewer, Temple University Press, manuscript on philosophy of childhood.  November 2007. 

External Member, Masters Dissertation Defense Committee, Institute of Psychology, University of Brasilia, Brazil, December, 2001. 

External Reader, Ph.D. thesis and final examination, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, January 2000. 

Curriculum Consultant, Institute for Arts and Humanities in Education, New Brunswick NJ., 1998-1999. 

Architectural Planner. Western Carolina University, 1995. Developed a proposal and detailed architectural plan for a 10,000 square foot child care facility for WCU.   

Curriculum Consultant.  Marquette Senior High School, Parenting Center, Marquette, MI, 1992.           

Curriculum Consultant.  St. Christopher's Child Care Center, Marquette, MI, 1991. 

Outside evaluator for On Site Program Review.  Alger-Marquette County Head Start, Marquette, MI, 1991.  

Architectural Planner.  Northern Michigan University, 1989.  Developed a proposal and detailed architectural plan for a 22,000 square foot child care facility for NMU. 

Community Work

North Carolina Higher Education Birth Through Kindergarten Consortium, 1995-1996. Member.           

Governing Board. North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children, Western Region, 1995-1998.            

Planning Committee. Upper Peninsula Early Childhood Conference. Northern Michigan University, 1990-1993.           

Executive Board Community Coordinated Child Care.  Marquette, MI, 1992-1993.           

Advisory Board. The Parenting Center, Marquette Senior High School, Marquette, MI, 1992-1993.            

Early Childhood Committee, Marquette Public Schools, 1991-1993. Progressive implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum K-3 district wide. Also organized a one-day inservice for Marquette MI Schools teachers in school restructuring.            

Program Committee, Upper Peninsula Children's Museum. Marquette, MI, 1991-1993. 

Steering Committee, Early Childhood Network. Marquette, MI, 1991-1992. Kellogg-funded community resource program.        

 

Awards 

Outstanding School Volunteer Award, Montclair Public Schools, May 2000.           

Outstanding Faculty Award, Telion Chapter of Mortar Board, Northern Michigan University, February 1991.

 

Projects

Specialization

SCHOLARLY AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Philosophy of education; history and philosophy of childhood; philosophy for children; philosophy in schools; cultural studies and education, dialogue theory, theory and practice of community of philosophical inquiry

 

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