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Education Beyond Education: Self and the Imaginary in Maxine Greene's Philosophy
     

Education Beyond Education: Self and the Imaginary in Maxine Greene's Philosophy

by John Baldacchino
 

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Developing a theme in dialogue with Maxine Greene’s philosophy, this book introduces the reader to what animates Greene’s passionate work: the self and the imaginary. It illuminates how Greene empowers us all as learners of the possible, by identifying learning with the power of the imagination. Greene’s work promises hope beyond the impasse that

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Developing a theme in dialogue with Maxine Greene’s philosophy, this book introduces the reader to what animates Greene’s passionate work: the self and the imaginary. It illuminates how Greene empowers us all as learners of the possible, by identifying learning with the power of the imagination. Greene’s work promises hope beyond the impasse that often occurs when learning is reified by educational systems. Education Beyond Education illustrates how Greene redefines the notion of the imaginary – and with it, that of the imagination – as that which expands the possibilities of learning beyond the boundaries by which education is often narrowly defined and practiced. Tracing Greene’s key arguments, Education Beyond Education offers a strikingly original and empowering way to see and re-position education beyond its customary limits.

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«As the ‘subject’ of this text, I wish to testify to its fairness and, yes, to its thoughtfulness. Because of John Baldacchino’s scholarly acquaintance with traditions that might infuse and clarify the complexities of education, I think he has shed new light on provinces of meaning I have chosen to inhabit throughout my academic life.» (Maxine Greene)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433103568
Publisher:
Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Teaching Contemporary Scholars Series
Pages:
167
Sales rank:
1,281,957
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

The Author: John Baldacchino is Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He was a member of the faculty at Gray’s School of Art in Scotland and Warwick University in England. He is the author of Post-Marxist Marxism: Questioning the Answer; Easels of Utopia: Art’s Fact Returned; Avant-Nostalgia: An Excuse to Pause and Makings of the Sea: On Mediterranean Aesthetics (forthcoming).

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