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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 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 initiate.

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.

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 Google+, on LinkedIn, on Academia, on Goodreads, and on LibraryThing.

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