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Teaching Tolerance Annual Advisory Board Meeting

Dr. Amber Makaiau will be attending the Teaching Tolerance Annual Advisory Board Meeting which consists of an important group of teachers, counselors, media specialists, school- and district-level administrators and education professors who volunteer their time to review resources, try curriculum and act as ambassadors for Teaching Tolerance. More information here.

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Annual Uehiro Academy Summer Japan-Hawai‘i p4cHI Educator Exchange

This summer, Uehiro Academy faculty Dr. Benjamin Lukey, Dr. Toby Yos, and Dr. Thomas Jackson will lead an exchange group of educators to Japan to work with schools, teachers, and students in Sendai and Tokyo. This is the 10th year of what continues to be an increasingly productive exchange between p4c Hawaii and Japan. More information coming soon!

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Students at Gifu University Affiliated Junior High School Experiment with p4cHI

 

In June 2017, students and teachers at the Gifu University, Faculty of Education, Affiliated Junior High School experimented with using philosophy for children Hawai‘i to teach social studies.  The teacher—Yoshihiro Maeda—learned about p4cHI from his advisor, Dr. Noboru Tanaka. The focus of their inquiry was a reflection on history. The students generated questions, voted, and the questions with the most votes were, “Will World War 3 happen in near future?” and “Why did Japan lose WW2?” Students asked further questions and shared their perspectives on the purpose of learning history and about war, history education. To learn more about the school visit: https://www.fuzoku.gifu-u.ac.jp/chu/

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p4cHI Referenced in Review of the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children

Read this first review of the Routledge International Handbook of Philosophy for Children: http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/jps/index. Learn how one of Amber Makaiau’s chapters is highlighted as one of the achievements of the handbook because it manages to highlight promising avenues currently being explored like the relationship between racism and P4C in a multicultural world.

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The Uehiro Academy Congratulates the 30th Uehiro Essay Contest Winner!

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.

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