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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor David Kennedy


Professor Emeritus, Montclair State University, United States



Professor Emeritus in the Department of Educational Foundations at MSU, and a Fellow of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children. Published extensively on the topics of Philosophy for Children, philosophy of childhood, and community of inquiry theory, Past editor of Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children. Current co-editor of Childhood and Philosophy. Nine books, 90+ publications. Has conducted workshops in P4C in the US, Iceland, Brazil, Mexico, China, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Portugal, Ukraine and Colombia.  



  • The Well of Being: Childhood, Subjectivity, And Education
  • Changing Conceptions of the Child from Renaissance to Post-Modernity
  • Philosophical Dialogue with Children
  • Philosophy of Childhood Today: Exploring the Boundaries


Community of inquiry theory and practice, young children’s thinking, philosophy of childhood, and school reform
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