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$1.25 Million from Uehiro Foundation to support p4c Hawai‘i

The Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Tokyo, Japan has pledged $1.25 million to fund The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education. The Academy will be located in the College of Arts & Humanities and support research and education related to the preparation, support, and sustaining of educators, researchers and students who are developing intellectually safe communities of inquiry in their classrooms and schools. The Academy will serve students and teachers from Hawaiʻi, the U.S., Japan, and other international locations.

“The creation of the Uehiro Academy will greatly enhance the work of P4C Hawaiʻi,” said Dr. Thomas Jackson, executive director of the Philosophy for Children (P4C) program in the Department of Philosophy at UH Mānoa. He continued, “It will expand to four the number of educators who will be working full time to extend the reach of P4C to more schools and teachers in Hawaiʻi and abroad who have shown great interest in this philosophical approach to educational transformation.”

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