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Variations on a Blue Guitar

The Lincoln Center Institute Lectures on Aesthetic Education

Maxine Greene

256 pages
Teachers College Press
Special 2018 Edition From the new Introduction by William Ayers, education activist : “Here is Maxine Greene in full—in her astonishingly distinctive voice she urges us to challenge all the clichés and received 'truths' that clutter our minds and senses, to open our eyes!” For 25 years, Maxine Greene was the philosopher-in-residence at the innovative Lincoln Center Institute, where her work formed the foundation of the Institute's aesthetic education practice. Each summer she addressed teachers from across the country, representing all grade levels, through LCI's intensive professional development sessions. Variations on a Blue Guitar contains a selection of these never-before-published lectures touching on the topics of aesthetic education, imagination and transformation, educational renewal and reform, excellence, standards, and cultural diversity—powerful ideas for today’s educators.
Author Bio
Maxine Greene (1917–2014) was the William F. Russell Professor in the Foundations of Education (emerita) and professor of philosophy and education (emerita), and the founder and director of the Center for Social Imagination, the Arts and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.