SED Research Scholar Peter Gibbon Directs National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar

gibbonSenior Research Scholar Peter Gibbon is directing Philosophers of Education: Major Thinkers from the Enlightenment – a seminar offered by The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The three-week summer seminar is offered to teachers from around the country. It will be held at Boston University from July 14 to August 1, 2014.

The overarching goals of the seminar is to introduce NEH Summer Scholars to debates among significant philosophers of education, to understand the connections among their ideas, and to articulate ways their theories can be made accessible and relevant to K-12 educators today. The workshop will connect philosophers of education to contemporary bestselling books on education, such as Amy Chu’s Tiger Mother and Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed. It also considers their relevance to current controversies in education: charter schools, common core, character education, teacher evaluation, and the standards accountability reform movement.

Speakers include Professor Leo Damrosch of Harvard University, Professor Charles Glenn of Boston University School of Education, and  President Tim Seldin of Montessori Foundation.

The application deadline for educators wishing to participate is Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Applications and further information is available on the seminar’s website.


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