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McClintock, Robert
Professor Emeritus in the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Educational Background

A.B., High Honors, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School (1961) 
 Columbia University, History Department  (1963) 
Ph.D., With Distinction, Columbia University, History & Education (1968)

Biographical Information


Thanks for looking me up.

Currently, I'm living in Mexico, writing books and essays about education and formative experience. For 50 years, I studied and taught at Columbia University, retiring from the Teachers College faculty in 2011.

Having lived reflectively, I've formed a few ideas I’d like to share. Having outlived the compulsions of promotion and tenure, I don’t need peer-reviewed publication to ensure that my work will count. And I don’t expect to make money from my thoughts. Hence, I'm publishing my writing unencumbered, free for a download, hoping others might engage it critically. Here are a few highlights:

You can get the details of my academic career from my CV, which lists all the usual stuff. It also links to the full-text of most of what I’ve published and to documents about some activities I've initiated.

In 2011, Joe Levine, a good writer working for Teachers College, did a profile about me as "The Accidental Technologist." And several years ago, I told my story in a few pages—-what I then anticipated hasn’t quite panned out, but it is true enough in spirit.

I have deactivated my accounts on Facebook & Twitter. They've become too cluttered, making their value-added not worth the distraction. I still have a web 2.0 social presence, however, somewhat shy and reticent, on LinkedIn, Academia, LibraryThing, and Goodreads.

To interact, use robbie -at- or rom2 -at-

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