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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:

biographical information

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)