The 30th Uehiro Essay Contest Winner has been announced! Aftercareful consideration, the winner, sixth grade student, Kawabata Marin, from the Anjo Elementary School has deeply moved readers with her writing. She was officially awarded the honor in a ceremony by the Minister of Education and Science. Read her essay, “Living Life Forward Looking Up,” clicking here.
In March, the Uehiro Academy will be hosting its annual p4cHI research exchange. Participants in this exchange will be coming from Japan and the neighbor islands. Check back for more information!
In the week of February 13 a team of teachers from the Miyagi University of Education will be hosted at the University of Hawai‘i College of Education. As a part of their visit they will experience p4cHI in Uehiro Academy model schools and participate in a reception with Uehiro Faculty at the University of Hawaii. Check back for more information when they visit!
On June 2, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Education is offering a philosophy for children and C3 Framework Professional Development Opportunity! Check back for more information!
The Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education has been officially names as an organizational partner of the C3 Teachers movement. To see the complete list of partners, click here. Also click here to learn more about the C3 Teachers Organizational Partners Meeting, in which representatives from several social studies organizations convened to discuss how to facilitate teacher inquiry using their materials. Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau traveled to Washington DC at the end of 2016 to represent the Uehiro Academy at this meeting.
We are very happy to announce that the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children has now been published and that philosophy for children Hawai’i is featured in two chapters! They are: Chapter 3. The Philosophy for Children Hawai’i Approach to Deliberative Pedagogy by Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau and Chapter 26. Empowering Global P4C Research and Practice Through Self-Study: The Philosophy for Children Hawai’i International Journaling and Self-Study Project by Dr. Amber Strong Makaiau, Jessica Ching-Sze Wang, Karen Ragoonaden, Lu Leng. Click here to learn more, including how to order the book!
Philosophy for Children (p4c) was featured in the Honolulu Civil Beat! It is a great read about “a philosophy program that encourages respectful listening and mindful empathy for students’ peers has profound classroom impact.” Check it out here.
Here are more detailed rankings of how well p4cHI schools like Kaelepulu Elementary and Waikiki Elementary performed overall against the state standards.
Highest Achieving Schools in Meeting English Language Arts/Literacy Standards
#1 Kaelepulu Elementary: 91%
#2 Waikiki Elementary: 84%
Highest Achieving Schools in Meeting Mathematics Standards
#1 Waikiki Elementary: 84%
#3 Kaelepulu Elementary: 83%
Highest Achieving Schools in Meeting Science Standards
#1 Kaelepulu Elementary: 100%
#2 Waikiki Elementary: 97%
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR p4cHI SCHOOLS!