A Light In Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation / Edition 1

A Light In Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation / Edition 1

by William Ayers, Janet L. Miller (Ed.), Janet L. Miller
     
 

A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation features a list of extraordinary contributors who have been deeply influenced by Professor Greene's progressive philosophies. While Maxine Greene in the focus for this collection, each chapter is an encounter with her ideas by an educator concerned with his or her own works and projects. In essence,… See more details below

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A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation features a list of extraordinary contributors who have been deeply influenced by Professor Greene's progressive philosophies. While Maxine Greene in the focus for this collection, each chapter is an encounter with her ideas by an educator concerned with his or her own works and projects. In essence, each featured author takes off from Maxine Greene and then moves forward. Just as Maxine Greene herself has, this unique and fascinating collection of essays will influence a wide range of worlds: arts and aesthetics, literature and literacy studies, cultural studies, school change and improvement, the teaching of literacy, teacher education, peace and social justice, women's studies, and civil rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807737200
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note
Preface
ISeeing Past Experiences in New Ways1
1Doing Philosophy: Maxine Greene and the Pedagogy of Possibility3
2Philosopher of/for Freedom11
3Dinner With Maxine22
4In the Presence of Others33
IIA Community in the Making41
5On Becoming American: An Exploratory Essay45
6Maxine Greene and the Incompleted Project58
7What Role for the Arts?62
8Social Responsibility and Imagination: Lessons and Letters71
9Education for Democracy78
IIILooking At Things Large93
10On Doing Something More97
11Notes on the Intellectual: In Praise of Maxine Greene108
12Landscapes, Biography, and the Preservation of the Present122
13Restaging the Civil Ceremonies of Schooling134
14Autobiography and the Necessary Incompleteness of Teachers' Stories145
IVWhen Freedom is the Question155
15Ethics and the Imagination159
16Meandering and Mattering: Moving Toward Horizonal Persons170
17Living Dangerously: Toward a Poetics of Women's Lived Experience180
18Voicing From the Margins: The Politics and Passion of Pluralism in the Work of Maxine Greene190
VLived Worlds205
19Greener Pastures209
20The Social Context of Educational Reform219
21Pursuing Public Space: Maxine Greene and the Sameness in Utter Diversity229
22When Safety and Joy Are Breached241
23The End of Innocence254
24Maxine Greene and the Arousal of a Passionate Public262
About the Contributors267
Index273

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