A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished by Maxine Greene, Janet L. Miller

By Maxine Greene, Janet L. Miller

A mild in darkish occasions contains a checklist of amazing participants who've been deeply stimulated through Professor Greene’s innovative philosophies. whereas Maxine Greene is the point of interest for this assortment, each one bankruptcy is an stumble upon along with her rules by means of an educator all in favour of his or her personal works and tasks. In essence, each one featured writer takes to the air from Maxine Greene after which strikes ahead. This specified and engaging choice of essays will, as Maxine Greene has, impression a variety of worlds: arts and aesthetics, literature and literacy experiences, cultural experiences, university switch and development, the instructing of literacy, instructor schooling, philosophy of schooling, peace and social justice, women’s reports, and civil rights.

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This is what she seeks, imagines, holds as a possibility. I was fortunateI began teaching at the age of twenty in 1965 in a project linked closely with the civil rights movement. Our models were citizenship schools and freedom schools springing up all over the South, teach-ins just beginning in the large universities, and Myles Horton's Highlander Folk School. I absorbed the idea early that the hope for freedom and the practice of education could be linked, that teaching could be a powerful and natural key to social change.

No doubt, in teaching as in politics I could accede to an easy certainty, but for me teaching is (or can be) in important ways like fighting for justice, for peace, for freedom. I expected no affirmation for any of this when I returned to graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University, at the age of forty. Frankly, I was going for a credential alone: I would take only the minimum requirements; I would learn the language of the anointed; and I would move on, untouched. I expected no particular challenge, no substantial nurturance, no serious demand.

Philosopher of/for Freedom Wendy Kohli 11 3. Dinner With Maxine Mark Weiss, Candy Systra, and Sheila Slater 22 4. In the Presence of Others Karen Ernst, Maureen Miletta, and Kathleen Reilly 33 II. A COMMUNITY IN THE MAKING 41 5. On Becoming American: An Exploratory Essay Sonia Nieto 45 6. Maxine Greene and the Incompleted Project Herbert Kohl 58 7. What Role for the Arts? Leon Botstein 62 8. Social Responsibility and Imagination: Lessons and Letters Sandra Hollingsworth 71 9. Education for Democracy Linda Darling-Hammond 78 III.

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