More Funding To Study Effects on Teaching Kids Philosophy


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.

illustration by Patrick Benson

illustration by Patrick Benson

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