1st Edition

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

Edited By William F. Pinar Copyright 1998
    274 Pages
    by Routledge

    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction William F. Pinar 1. Autobiographical Statement Maxine Greene Part One: Four books 2. 'And he pretended to be a stranger to them...' Maxine Greene and Teacher as a Stranger, Alan A. Block 3. Views Across the Expanse: Maxine Greene's Landscape of Learning Anne E. Pautz 4. The Dialectic of Freedom Jon Davies 5. Releasing the Imagination and the 1990s Patrick Slattery and David M. Dees Part Two: Themes 6. The Passion of the Possible: Maxine Greene, Democratic Community and Education Jesse Goodman and Julie Teel 7. From Both Sides of the Looking Glass: Visions of Imagination, the Arts and Possibility Carol Jeffers 8. Confinement, Connection and Women Who Dare: Maxine Greene's Shifting Landscapes of Teaching Mary-Ellen Jacobs 9. Signifying Self: Re-presentations of the Double-Conciousness in the Work of Maxine Greene Denise M. Taliaferro 10. Maxine Greene and the Project of 'Making Strange Liberty of Creation Possible' Paula Salvio Part Three: Influences on Greene's Thought 11. Existential Phenomenological Influences on Maxine Greene Marla Morris 12. Maxine Greene: Literary Influences Thomas Barone 13. The Slow Fuse of Aesthetic Practice Rebecca Luce-Kapler 14. What Are the Arts For? Maxine Greene, the Studio and Performing Arts and Education Donald Blumenfeld-Jones 15. Maxine Greene: The Literary Imagination and the Source of a Public Education James M. Giarelli Part Four: Greene's Influence on Educational Theory 16. A Situated Philosopher Wendy Kohli 17. Maxine Greene and the Current/Future Democratization of Curriculum Studies James Henderson, Janice Hutchinson and Charlene Newman 18. Of Friends and Journeys: Maxine Greene and English Education Robert J. Graham 19. Maxine Greene and Arts Education Susan W. Stinson 20. Maxine Greene: A Religious Educator's Religious Educator Kathleen O'Gorman 21. Feeling the Teacher: A Phenomenological Reflection on Maxine Greene's Pedagogy Nancy Lesko 22. Thinking About Thinking: Maxine Greene on Cognition Brent Davis and Dennis Sumara Part Five: Conclusion, Towards Beginnings Maxine Greene


    William F. Pinar