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Maxine Greene

Maxine Greene, William F. Russell Professor Emeritus in Foundations of Education and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College

Teachers College hosted Maxine Greene Day at which the 90 year old philosopher gave a lecture, “Towards Pedagogy of Thought,” to a packed audience in the Cowin Center. Greene, who joined TC faculty in 1965 as the sole woman in the Philosophy of Education Department, is now the William F. Russell Professor Emeritus in Foundations of Education and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College and has been the Philosopher-in-Residence at the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education since 1976, conducting workshops and lectures, as well as inspiring the creation of the High School of Arts, Imagination and Inquiry in Manhattan. She founded the Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education in 2003, who says she “explores living in awareness and ‘wide-awakeness’ in order to advance social justice.” Greene was awarded the Medal of Honor from Teachers College and Barnard College; Educator of the Year Award from Phi Delta Kappa; the Scholarly Achievement Award from Barnard College; AERA’s Lifetime Achievement Award; a Fulbright fellowship; and over ten honorary degrees. To watch her lecture, visit: www.tc.edu/maxinegreene.
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