A new critical anthology features international perspectives on Sharp’s work
We are excited to announce the publication of the new book “In Community of Inquiry with Ann Margaret Sharp: Childhood, Philosophy and Education” on the work of our late colleague Ann Margaret Sharp, who joined Montclair State College in 1973 and became Matthew Lipman’s life-long partner in the work of Philosophy for/with Children. Mat and Ann co-founded the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children at Montclair in 1974.
More than anyone else in the world, Ann was responsible for the spread of Philosophy for/with Children internationally, the creation of graduate degree programs and the theorization of the Community of Philosophical Inquiry (CPI). This new book’s introduction provides some interesting detail about the history of Philosophy for/with Children, and a new interview with Ann reveals the origin of her experiments with the CPI as a house parent to a group of at-risk teenage boys at a residential school in New Hampshire.
This exciting scholarly volume is due to the work and dedication of two of Ann’s friends and colleagues — edited by Maughn Rollins Gregory and Megan Jane Laverty – we owe them a huge debt of gratitude for initiating this project and guiding it to completion! It offers invaluable insight and rigorous analysis of the contribution of Ann Sharp to the P4wC movement. For more information, please visit the book webpage.