Dreaming in Greene: Reframing Contemporary Educational Policy, Practice, and Research Through Maxine Greene’s Critical Lens
Friday, April 13, 12:00 to 1:30pm, New York Hilton Midtown, Second Floor, Beekman
Division G- Social Context of Education/ Division G- Section 2: Studies of diversity and variation within social contexts of education
The AERA 2018 Call for Proposals certainly bears Maxine Greene’s imprint: to tackle threats to public education, to equitable opportunity, and to respect for diversity, justice, and human dignity in all educative endeavors. Described in The New York Times obituary as “one of the most important education philosophers of the past 50 years,” Maxine Greene enacted a social vision and agency that fuels current fights for social justice.
Symposium participants honor what would have been Maxine’s 100th year of life in 2018. Further, they detail how Maxine’s work compels us still to “speak out . . . about the lacks that must be repaired, the possibilities to be acted upon in the name of what [we] deem decent, humane, and just” (Greene, 1978, p. 71).
Carole P. Saltz, Teachers College, Columbia University
Maxine Greene's Concept of the Social Imagination as Critical Pedagogy - Wendy R. Kohli, Fairfield University
Securing Equitable, Empowering Education for All: The Need for Critical and Creative Imagination and Action - Linda Darling-Hammond, Learning Policy Institute
Demand the Impossible! The World as if It Could Be Otherwise - William C. Ayers, University of Illinois at Chicago
From the Outside and the Elsewhere: Maxine Greene's Challenging Versions of Social Agency and Vision - Janet L. Miller, Teachers College, Columbia University
Gloria J. Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Michelle Fine, City University of New York