Thomas Edward Jackson
Director, Philosophy in the Schools Project, Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ph.D. in Comparative Philosophy, University of Hawaii, August, 1979 Topic: "Self and Value: A Critical Comparative Study of Samkara and Sartre"
M.A. in Philosophy, University of Toledo, June, 1972
Topic "Moksa, Freiheit, and Nirvana: A Comparative Study of Nietzsche and Indian Philosophy"
1. Freiheit in interkultureller Perspective, by Thomas E. Jackson and Ramakrishna Puligandla, Interkulturelle Bibliotek, Traugott Bautz, Nordhausen, 2008.
2. “Philosophy for Children Hawaiian Style—“On Not Being in a Rush…” “Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children”, Vol. 17, Numbers 1 & 2.
3. “Sankara, Child Philosopher”, Breaking Barriers: Essays in Asian and Comparative Philosophy in Honor of Ramakrishna Puligandla, Frank J. Hoffman and Godabarisha Mishra (editors), Asian Humanities Press, Fremont, California, 2003.
4. “The Art and Craft of ‘Gently Socratic’ Inquiry”, Developing Minds: A Resource for Teaching Thinking, (3rd edition), Arthur L. Costa (editor), ASCD (Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development), Alexandria, Virginia, 2001.
5. “Vorwort” (Forward) to Staunen – Zweifeln – Betroffensein: Philosophieren mit Kindern, by Doris Dauer, Beltz Taschenbuch, 1999.
6. “Thinking About Thinking and Assessment: Isn’t It Time for the Tail to Stop Wagging the Dog?”, published in the Proceedings of the 1998 ERA Conference, Singapore.
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS
July 4-9,1999, presenter, IX ICPIC Conference (International Council for Philosohpical Inquiry with Children) Brasilia, Brazil, Topics: (1) “How to introduce the practice of philosophy to young children”; (2) “Does Philosophy Work With Young Children: Report of a Research Study in Hawaii”
July 14-19, 1995, Workshop for kindergarten and elementary teachers from Yanshan, Beijing, and Tianjing SINOPEC, Beijing, China
July 26, 1995, presenter, faculty, Philosophy department, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China. Topic: “Philosophy with Children: Implications for Philosophy”
June 9, 1997, (morning) presentation to faculty, students, Hohai University, Nanjing, China Topic: “Evaluation of American Education/Higher Order Thinking”
June 9, 1997, (afternoon) presentation, Nanjing Primary School faculty and staff. Topic: “p4c as a Philosophy of Education”
April 25 – May 10, 1998, 2nd Visit to Hawai’i of Chinese teachers
October 27, 1998, presentation, delegation from Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten Topic: Philosophy with Kindergarten Children”
June 26, 2001, presenter, “Global Perspectives on Philosophy in China” Conference, Shanghai, China Topic: What Does It Mean To Do Philosophy With Children?”
June 27, 2001, demonstration class, Soong Ching Ling Foundation Kindergarten, Shanghai, China
July 3, 2001, presentation to students, faculty, Philosophy and Education departments, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Topic: “John Dewey and Philosophy for Children”
July 7, 2001, workshop, primary school teachers, Zibo, China
July 12 – July 16, 2001, featured participant/presenter, The International Academic Conference of Philosophy for Children & Elicitation-Inquiry Teaching Method, Jiaozuo, China
July 21 – 24, 2001, presenter, 12th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, Beijing, China. Topic: “What Does It Mean To Do Philosophy With Children?”
July 19-30, 2006 Conduct demonstration class with 5th grade students, present P4C at annual conference of Kokoro no Kyouiku Society, Tokyo.
Aug. 9-14, 2007 Coordinated Japan America Education Exchange at Waikiki Elementary School.. Japanese teachers conduct lessons in “moral education” with classes at Waikiki Elementary School, meet with faculty at the school to discuss pedagogoical issues and participate in all day workshop at the University of Hawaii
Aug. 6-10, 2008 Coordinated Japan America Education Exchange at Waikiki Elementary School.. Japanese teachers conducted lessons in “moral education” with classes at Waikiki Elementary School, observed p4c classes and met with faculty at the school to discuss pedagogoical issues. In additon, they observed p4c classes at Kailua High School and again met with faculty to discuss challenges of implementing p4c at the high school level. Conducted p4c workshop at the University of Hawaii for Japanese, Korean, and Hawai`i elementary and high school teachers.