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Maxine Greene

Professional Background

Educational Background

PhD (1955) and M.A. (1949) from New York University and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University (1938) in addition to nine honorary degrees from universities across the country.

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

Books Include

*  Variations on a Blue Guitar (Teachers College Press, 2001)
*  Releasing the Imagination - Essays on Education, the Arts and Social Change (Jossey Bass Publishers, 1995)
*  The Dialectic of Freedom (Teachers College Press, 1988)
Landscapes of Learning (Teachers College Press, 1978)

*  Teacher as Stranger: Educational Philosophy in the Modern Age (Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1973)
Existential Encounters for Teachers (Random House, 1967)
*  The Public School and the Private Vision (Random House, 1963)

Monographs include

*  Active Learning and Aesthetic Encounters (Talks at the Lincoln Center Institute, NCREST, 1994)
*  A Teacher Talks to Teachers: Perspectives on the Lincoln Center Institute (Lincoln Center, 1980)
*  Education, Freedom and Possibility (Russell Lecture, 1975)

Please visit Dr. Greene's web site for a detailed listing:  
http://www.maxinegreene.org/books.php

biographical information

MAXINE GREENE has been at the forefront of educational philosophy for well over half a century as a teacher, a lecturer and author.

She is the Founder and Director of the Center for Social Imagination, the Arts and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where she has been on the faculty since 1965 serving as Professor of Philosophy and Education since 1973 and the William F. Russell Professor in the Foundations of Education from 1975 to 1998, and is now Professor Emeritus. Since 1976, she has served as the Director of Teachers College-Lincoln Center Project in the Arts and Humanities: "Philosopher in Residence," Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. From 1966 to 1973, she served at the Editor of the Teachers College Record. From 1962 to 1965, she was an Associate Professor of Education at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Between 1949 and 1962, she taught at New York University serving as an Instructor of Philosophy and History of Education and Associate Professor of English Education; and was an Assistant Professor of English at Montclair State College in 1956-1957.

Dr. Maxine Greene has lectured widely at universities and educational associations throughout the United States, and is a past President of the Philosophy of Education Society and the American Educational Studies Association, and the American Educational Research Association. She has also served on the Executive Council of the John Dewey Society, the Evaluation Committee for the Department of Curriculum at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern English Language Association and the American Philosophical Association. In 1984, she was elected to the National Academy of Education and has received Educator of the Year Awards from Columbia University and Ohio State University.

She is the author of six books: Releasing the Imagination - Essays on Education, the Arts and Social Change (Jossey Bass Publishers, 1995); The Dialectics of Freedom (Teachers College Press, 1988); Landscapes of Learning (Teachers College Press, 1978); Teacher as Stranger: Educational Philosophy in the Modern Age (Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1973), which was awarded the 1974 Delta Gamma Kappa Award for Educational Book of the Year; Existential Encounters for Teachers (Random House, 1967); and The Public School and the Private Vision (Random House, 1963). Her monographs include Active Learning and Aesthetic Encounters (Talks at the Lincoln Center Institute, NCREST, 1994); A Teacher Talks to Teachers: Perspectives on the Lincoln Center Institute (Lincoln Center, 1980); and Education, Freedom and Possibility (Russell Lecture, 1975).

Maxine Greene holds a PhD (1955) and M.A. (1949) from New York University and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University (1938) in addition to nine honorary degrees from universities across the country.

A&HF 4092: Education and the aesthetic experience

An invitation to engage with works of art which challenge conventional ways of thinking and perceiving; consideration of the relation of art, imagination, and education.

A&HF 4900: Independent study in philosophy and education

Permission of instructor required.

A&HF 5596: Topics in educational ethics and moral philosophy

For doctoral students, especially in Philosophy and Education; master's students by permission of instructor. Topics vary but may include any of the following: the moral sources of educational aims, the nature of ideals, the ethics of teaching, moral education, and meta-ethics.

A&HF 5681: Colloquium in existentialism and education

A study of selected writings in existentialism and their implications for education.

Maxine Greene appeared in the following articles:

Becoming 'friends of someone else's mind' (4/29/2007)

Poetry and Patriotism (4/3/2006)

Meeting the Master (2/23/2006)

Four Institutions, Educators Receive Honor (11/19/2005)

2004 at TC: The Year in Review (5/27/2005)

Talking About Books (3/23/2005)

In The Vanguard of the Small School Revolution (2/23/2005)

In the Vanguard of the Small School Revolution (2/2/2005)

TC Trustees Create Honorary Maxine Greene Chair (2/24/2004)

Adam Bad Wound (12/1/2003)

TC/NYU Conference Honors Educator Phillip Jackson (11/26/2003)

A Celebration Announcing the Maxine Greene Foundation (10/31/2003)

Lawrence-Lightfoot Looks at Parent-Teacher Relationships (9/30/2003)

Shaping the Public Debate on Education (8/1/2003)

Maxine Greene Receives Honorary Doctorate from Long Island University (6/1/2003)

In Brief (5/1/2003)

Race, Justice, Poverty Part of Unique TC Book Series (2/1/2003)

"Letters to the Next President" Forum Addresses the American Education Crisis (1/1/2003)

Arts Education Conference at the Heritage School (1/1/2003)

E-Learning in TC Muses TIMSSE: A Passion for Community (1/1/2003)

The Philosophy and Education Program is a Burst of Energy and Excitement (1/1/2003)

Expanding the Imagination (11/1/2002)

International Conversations Through Art (10/1/2002)

Panel Discusses Strategies for Saving NYC Schools (4/1/2002)

BookTalking with Maxine Greene (3/1/2002)

TC Teach-In: Helping Educators Respond to 9/11 (2/1/2002)

Variations on a Blue Guitar: Maxine Greene on Aesthetic Education (1/1/2002)

Faculty Briefs (9/1/2001)

Maxine Greene: Exclusions and Awakenings (6/1/2001)

Faculty Briefs (5/1/2001)

Flunking Retirement: A Chat with Maxine Greene (1/1/2001)

The Ambiguities of Freedom on the Web (1/1/2001)

BookTalk: Simon Schama Discusses Rembrandt’s Eyes (12/1/2000)

'The Ambiguities of Freedom' on the Web (6/1/2000)

Maxine Greene Studio 360 Profiled on WNYC (1/23/2000)

Capital Campaign Kickoff (11/1/1999)

Looking back and looking ahead: Founders Day (11/1/1999)

State of the College: 8 steps to the future (9/1/1999)

William Ayers: Awakening Social Justice (2/1/1999)

Re-imagining the Common School (1/1/1999)

Michael Apple Speaks on Democracy in Education (11/1/1998)

BookTalk: New Lecture Series Featuring TC Press Authors (9/1/1998)

Academic Homecoming Featured Gilligan, Greene and Awards to Five TC Alumni (5/13/1998)

Academic Homecoming (4/6/1998)

Carol Gilligan Presents the Virginia and Leonard Marx Lecture (12/16/1997)

Maxine Greene: The Arts and Shaping a Social Vision (12/16/1997)

TC Peace Corps Fellows and the Board of Education Team Up to Revitalize George Washington High (12/1/1997)

Orville N. Greene Dies at Age 88 (10/24/1997)

Professor Maxine Greene Speaks Out for the Arts (9/23/1997)