Montclair State University's Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this fall. In 1974 Montclair State College established the Institute in recognition of the brilliant work of Drs. Matthew Lipman and Ann Margaret Sharp in finding ways to engage children in philosophical inquiry, and the educational value of that work. Today Philosophy for Children or "P4C" is a world-wide phenomenon.
The IAPC publishes P4C curriculum for use in pre-school through high school, as well as the academic journal Thinking . The IAPC has affiliate centers in 45 countries, and its curriculum is translated into nearly that many languages.
Montclair State University offers graduate degree programs in Philosophy for Children at the certificate, masters and doctoral levels.
The IAPC will celebrate it's 30th birthday Nov. 8-11 with an international conference and a celebration dinner. See the IAPC Anniversary website for details: http://frontpage.Montclair.edu/iapc/AnniversaryConf.htm
Conference applicants are requested to send abstracts for one of the following to Maughn Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Paper addressing the theme "Toward a Philosophy of Thinking"
2. Facilitation of a dialogue on a topic such as:
"P4C and Research"
"P4C and Technology"
"P4C and Teacher Training"
"P4C and Schooling"
"P4C and Philosophy"