The Passionate Mind of Maxine Greene: 'I am ... not yet'

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Maxine Greene is arguably the most important philosopher of education in the US today, but until now she has not been the subject of sustained scholarly analysis and investigation. This study of Green's contribution is organized from several points of view: studies of her four books; studies of the intellectual and aesthetic influences upon her theory; and her influence on the various specialization within the broad field of education-the teaching of English, arts education, philosophy of education, curriculum studies, religious education, cognitive theory, and theory of teaching.
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A multi-perspective look at the influential philosopher of education. Includes studies of her four books published between 1973 and 1995; of the intellectual and aesthetic influences on her theory; and of her influence on various specializations within education, including the teaching of English, arts education, the philosophy of education, curriculum studies, religious education, and the theory of teaching. Greene herself contributes an autobiographical reflection and closing comments. Distributed in the US by Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750708128
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 An Autobiographical Remembrance 9
2 'And he pretended to be a stranger to them ...': Maxine Greene and Teacher as Stranger 14
3 Views across the Expanse: Maxine Greene's Landscapes of Learning 30
4 The Dialectic of Freedom 39
5 Releasing the Imagination and the 1990s 46
6 The Passion of the Possible: Maxine Greene, Democratic Community, and Education 60
7 From Both Sides of the Looking Glass: Visions of Imagination, the Arts, and Possibility 76
8 Confinement, Connection and Women Who Dare: Maxine Greene's Shifting Landscapes of Teaching 81
9 Signifying Self: Re-presentations of the Double-consciousness in the Work of Maxine Greene 89
10 Maxine Greene and the Project of 'Making the Strange Liberty of Creation Possible' 99
11 Existential and Phenomenological Influences on Maxine Greene 124
12 Maxine Greene: Literary Influences 137
13 The Slow Fuse of Aesthetic Practice 148
14 What Are the Arts For? Maxine Greene, the Studio and Performing Arts, and Education 160
15 Maxine Greene: The Literary Imagination and the Sources of a Public Education 174
16 A Situated Philosopher 180
17 Maxine Greene and the Current/Future Democratization of Curriculum Studies 190
18 Of Friends and Journeys: Maxine Greene and English Education 213
19 Maxine Greene and Arts Education 222
20 Maxine Greene: A Religious Educator's Religious Educator 230
21 Feeling the Teacher: A Phenomenological Reflection on Maxine Greene's Pedagogy 238
22 Thinking about Thinking: Maxine Greene on Cognition 247
Towards Beginnings 256
Notes on Contributors 258
Index 263
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