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

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

by William F. Pinar
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Taylor & Francis

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

Maxine Greene is the most important philosopher of education in the United States today. The author of Teacher as Stranger (1973), Landscapes of Learning (1978), Dialectic of Freedom (1988), and Releasing the Imagination (1995), Greene has influenced tens of thousands of teachers in North America as well as her colleagues in philosophy of education, teacher education, and curriculum studies. While widely cited, Greene has not - until now - been the subject of sustained scholarly analysis and investigation. William F. Pinar has organized a systematic study of Greene's contribution from several points of view: studies of the four books; studies of the intellectual and aesthetic influences upon her theory; and her influence on the various specializations 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. The book opens and concludes with Maxine Greene's own autobiographical statements.

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ISBN-13: 9780750708128
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/01/1998
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1An Autobiographical Remembrance9
Section 1Four Books
2'And he pretended to be a stranger to them ...' Maxine Greene and Teacher as Stranger14
3Views across the Expanse: Maxine Greene's Landscapes of Learning30
4The Dialectic of Freedom39
5Releasing the Imagination and the 1990s46
Section 2Themes
6The Passion of the Possible: Maxine Greene, Democratic Community, and Education60
7From Both Sides of the Looking Glass: Visions of Imagination, the Arts, and Possibility76
8Confinement, Connection and Women Who Dare: Maxine Greene's Shifting Landscapes of Teaching81
9Signifying Self: Re-presentations of the Double-consciousness in the Work of Maxine Greene89
10Maxine Greene and the Project of 'Making the Strange Liberty of Creation Possible'99
Section 3Influences on Greene's Thought
11Existential and Phenomenological Influences on Maxine Greene124
12Maxine Greene: Literary Influences137
13The Slow Fuse of Aesthetic Practice148
14What Are the Arts For? Maxine Greene, the Studio and Performing Arts, and Education160
15Maxine Greene: The Literary Imagination and the Sources of a Public Education174
Section 4Greene's Influence on Educational Theory
16A Situated Philosopher180
17Maxine Greene and the Current/Future Democratization of Curriculum Studies190
18Of Friends and Journeys: Maxine Greene and English Education213
19Maxine Greene and Arts Education222
20Maxine Greene: A Religious Educator's Religious Educator230
21Feeling the Teacher: A Phenomenological Reflection on Maxine Greene's Pedagogy238
22Thinking about Thinking: Maxine Greene on Cognition247
Section 5Conclusion
Towards Beginnings256
Notes on Contributors258

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