"Maxine Greene is the preeminent American philosopher of education today. Her work has had an enormous impact on generations of teachers, researchers, academics, and school reform activists. . . . This book focuses on the issues and questions raised by Maxine Greene over several decades: social imagination, the place of activism, the importance of the arts, progressive school change, the role of culture, and the meaning of freedom in the modern world. It is focused on the future, toward exploring these themes into the twenty-first century."
From the Preface
A Light in Dark Times features a list of extraordinary contributors who have been deeply influenced by Professor Greenes progressive philosophies. While Maxine Greene is the focus for this collection, each chapter is an encounter with her ideas by an educator concerned with his or her own works and projects. In essence, each featured author takes off from Maxine Greene and then moves forward.
This unique and fascinating collection of essays willas Maxine Greene hasinfluence a wide range of worlds: arts and aesthetics, literature and literacy studies, cultural studies, school change and improvement, the teaching of literacy, teacher education, philosophy of education, peace and social justice, womens studies, and civil rights.
Contributors: William Ayers Jean Anyon, Louise Berman Leon Botstein Deborah P. Britzman Linda Darling-Hammond Karen Ernst Michelle Fine Norm Fruchter Madeleine R. Grumet Sandra Hollingsworth Mary-Ellen Jacobs Herbert Kohl Wendy Kohli Craig Kridel Peter McLaren Maureen Miletta Janet L. Miller Sonia Nieto Nel Noddings Jo Anne Pagano Frank Pignatelli William F. Pinar Kathleen Reilly Jonathan G. Silin Sheila Slater Candy Systra Carlos Alberto Torres Mark Weiss
Also by William Ayers :
The Good Preschool Teacher
To Become a Teacher: Making a Difference in Children's Lives
A Simple Justice: The Challenge of Small Schools
Teaching for Social Justice
To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher