$1.25 Million Gift from Uehiro Foundation Promotes Philosophy for Young Minds

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 Academy will work closely with Dr. Tom Jackson of the Department of Philosophy at UHM at the P4C program, a philosophy for children program working in partnership with the university.

Dr. Jackson working with students at Waikiki Elementary, a model school in the P4C program.

Go here for more information on the Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education and P4C Hawaiʻi.