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Dear Maxine

Letters from the Unfinished Conversation

Robert Lake

9780807751374
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Teachers College Press
Overview
This collection brings together a prestigious group of individuals who have wondered, looked at, revised, acted on, questioned, and changed their world because of their connection to American philosopher Maxine Greene. Over 75 teachers, students, colleagues, artists, and others, such as Gloria Ladson-Billings, Herb Kohl, Mike Rose, Deborah Meier, and William Ayers have written edgy, thoughtful letters addressed to Maxine about her work, their own, and the spaces in between. Rather than just thanking this master philosopher/teacher, each sets out to discover some of what they have learned from Maxine Greene and to discuss the continued relevance of her work in aesthetics, education, and social imagination. Maxine Greene has been referred to as “the most important American philosopher (on education) since John Dewey.” This wonderful collection continues the unfinished conversation that is her work.
Author Bio
Robert Lake is an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia