Friendship and Moral Education

Twin Pillars of Philosophy for Children

by Ann Reed (Author) Tony W. Johnson (Author)
Textbook IX, 227 Pages
Series: Rethinking Childhood , Volume 7


Friendship and Moral Education introduces both educators and philosophers to a unique, international blend of philosophy, education, and children. Philosophy for Children has often been touted as a critical thinking skills program, but it is much, much more. By tracing the roots of Philosophy for Children and by explaining its emergence in the social, philosophical, and educational context of the second half of the twentieth century, the authors tease out how and why Philosophy for Children is grounded in the ideals of moral education and friendship.


IX, 227
ISBN (Book)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1999. IX, 227 pp.

Biographical notes

Ann Reed (Author) Tony W. Johnson (Author)

The Authors: Ronald F. Reed was Professor of Philosophy and Education and the Bebensee Distinguished University Scholar at Texas Wesleyan University. He is the author or coauthor of several books that focus on philosophy, children, and education. Tony W. Johnson is Dean of the School of Education at West Chester University. His published works include a book critiquing the field of educational philosophy and journal articles on a wide variety of educational and philosophical topics.


Title: Friendship and Moral Education