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Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO)

The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization is a national organization that advocates and supports introducing philosophy to pre-college students. PLATO provides education for teachers about ways to introduce philosophy in pre-college classrooms, supports faculty and graduate students working in the field of pre-college philosophy, and advocates in both the philosophical and educational communities for more pre-college philosophy instruction. More information is available at the organization's website - http://plato-philosophy.org.

Annual memberships for individuals include username / password access to the publications listed below.

Any pre-college school may become an institutional member of PLATO.
Online access for institutional memberships is provided by IP authentication.

Benefits of PLATO membership


  • Becoming part of the national pre-college philosophical community.
  • Sharing lesson plans and other teaching materials with colleagues
    (through the PLATO website and listserv, newsletters, and PLATO-sponsored conferences).


  • Discounts at all institutes, conferences and other trainings in pre-college philosophy offered by PLATO, as well as discounts at conferences offered by the American Association of Philosophy Teachers.
  • 20% discount on Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People, a new anthology that emerged from the first PLATO conference in 2011.
  • 30% discount on membership in the P4C Co-operative


Individual PLATO memberships are for the academic year beginning July 1 - June 30

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You may renew your membership, check its status, or update your contact information online.  

For more information contact us by phone 800-444-2419 or 434-220-3300, by fax 434-220-3301; or by e-mail order [@] pdcnet.org

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