The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent charity in the United Kingdom, has awarded a £1.2 million ($1.46 million) grant to SAPERE for it to expand and study its Philosophy For Children (P4C) program, according to Schools Week.
Last year a study of the program suggested that teaching primary/elementary students philosophy improved their math and reading skills. The study was criticized, and EEF sees this new round of funding as a way to further investigate philosophy’s purported benefits. “A total of 9,000 year 5 and 6 pupils will take now part in the new trial. An independent evaluation by the EEF will then be published,”reports Schools Week. Details here.