Pre-College Ethics Interest Group News
The Pre-College Ethics Interest Group (PEIG) met for the first time at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethic’s 2009 Annual Meeting in Cincinnati. More than 20 members interested in bringing an ethics-rich curriculum to pre-college students met to discuss strategies to better accomplish this goal. The group agreed to focus first on creating regional high school ethics bowls using the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl model.
Since that time, the High School Ethics Bowl program has grown extensively. In 2011 and 2012, 14 High School Ethics Bowls were held. This is in no small part due to the support of the Squire Family Foundation, along with APPE.
The Squire Foundation has created a How-To guide for anyone who is interested in creating a High School Ethics Bowl. Please refer to: Organizing a High School Ethics Bowl
At least two institutes of higher learning have developed training and informational videos for use by High School Ethics Bowls. Please click here for more information.
The first ever National High School Ethics Bowl took place on April 19-20, 2013, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sixteen teams from across the country participated in a two-day event sponsored by UNC’s Parr Center for Ethics, with help from the Squire Family Foundation.
Regional ethics bowls were held in:
- Palm Beach County FL: January 2013
- St. Petersburg FL: 2/9/13
- Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) GA: February 2013
- Baltimore MD:
- Chapel Hill NC: 11/17/12
- Hoboken NJ: 12/15/12
- Rockville Centre NY: 2/2/13
- Philadelphia PA: 12/1/12
- Knoxville TN:
- Orem UT:
For more information:
Additional information can be found on the High School Ethics Bowl page.
The NHSEB website (http://nhseb.unc.edu/) contains information about the national and regional events, cases, how-to guides, and links to other resources.
For more information, you can also contact the Squire Family Foundation: www.squirefoundation.org