Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change / Edition 1

Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change / Edition 1

by Maxine Greene, Greene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787900818

ISBN-13: 9780787900816

Pub. Date: 07/13/1995

Publisher: Wiley

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"This remarkable set of essays defines the role of imagination in general education, arts education, aesthetics, literature, and the social and multicultural context.... The author argues for schools to be restructured as places where students reach out for meanings and where the previously silenced or unheard may have a voice. She invites readers

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"This remarkable set of essays defines the role of imagination in general education, arts education, aesthetics, literature, and the social and multicultural context.... The author argues for schools to be restructured as places where students reach out for meanings and where the previously silenced or unheard may have a voice. She invites readers to develop processes to enhance and cultivate their own visions through the application of imagination and the arts. Releasing the Imagination should be required reading for all educators, particularly those in teacher education, and for general and academic readers." --Choice

"Maxine Greene, with her customary eloquence, makes an impassioned argument for using the arts as a tool for opening minds and for breaking down the barriers to imagining the realities of worlds other than our own familiar cultures.... There is a strong rhythm to the thoughts, the arguments, and the entire sequence of essays presented here." --American Journal of Education

"Releasing the Imagination gives us a vivid portrait of the possibilities of human experience and education's role in its realization. It is a welcome corrective to current pressures for educational conformity." -- Elliot W. Eisner, professor of education and art, Stanford University

From an account of school restructuring to a rendering of the shapes of literacy, Greene's essays examine the potential releases of imagination in a variety of contexts--in connection with the arts, and in connection with the community that, she hopes, will some day be called democracy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900816
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/13/1995
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.43(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Quest for Meaning
Part One: Creating Possibilities
1. Seeking Contexts
2. Imagination, Breakthroughs, and the Unexpected
3. Imagination, Community, and the School
4. Consciousness and the Public Space
5. Social Vision and the Dance of Life
6. The Shapes of Childhood Recalled
Part Two: Imagination and Education
7. Blue Guitars and the Search for Curriculum
8. Writing to Learn
9. Teaching for Openings
10. Art and Imagination
11. Texts and Margins
Part Three: Community in the Making
12. The Passions of Pluralism
13. Standards, Common Learnings, and Diversity
14. Multiple Voices and Multiple Realities

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