A.B., High Honors, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School (1961)
M.A., Columbia University, History Department (1963)
Ph.D., With Distinction, Columbia University, History & Education (1968)
Thanks for looking me up.
Currently, I’m living in Mexico, writing books to further understanding of
education and formative experience.
In Enough: A Pedagogic
Speculation, published in 2012, I reflect on the current paralysis of education and public life
and speculate that a more constructive spirit can arise in a distant future. I
am now finishing a short book -- Formative Justice: To Make of Oneself What One Can
and Should Become. Its message: let’s dump efforts at educational reform and
foment an educational reformation, each person following her inner light.
You can get the details of my academic career from my CV. It lists all the usual stuff, but also links to the full-text
of most of what I’ve published and to some activities I've helped to
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
story in a few pages—what I then anticipated hasn’t quite panned out, but it
is true enough in spirit.
Occasionally, I tweet at @robmcclintock
, very occasionally for I am inclined to
paraphrase Wittgenstein—“whereof one speaks in 140 char, thereof one should be
silent.” I have a 2.0 social presence, somewhat shy and reticent, on Facebook
, on LinkedIn
, on Academia
, on Goodreads
and on LibraryThing
To interact, try rom2-at-tc.columbia.edu or robbie-at-edthought.org