Jana Mohr Lone is the director and founder of the University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children. The Center brings philosophers and students trained in philosophy into K-12 public school classrooms to facilitate philosophy classes. Jana is the author of The Philosophical Child, which explores ways that parents and other adults can stimulate philosophical conversations about children's questions, co-author of the textbook Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialogue in Schools, and the co-editor of the book Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People. Since 1995 she has taught philosophy in classrooms from preschool to college, as well as taught college students, precollege teachers, parents and others about ways to bring philosophy into the lives of young people. A frequent writer and speaker about precollege philosophy, Jana is the founding president of PLATO (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization), past chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy, and the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Questions: Philosophy for Young People.
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