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Landscapes of Learning


reviewed by Paul Nash - 1979

coverTitle: Landscapes of Learning
Author(s): Maxine Greene
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Maxine Greene has organized her latest book of essays into four sections: on emancipatory education, critical reflection, and self awareness; social issues and pedagogy; artistic-aesthetic issues; and predicaments of women. The essays are based on lectures presented to various professional audiences between 1974 and 1977. Five of the seventeen lectures have been previously published elsewhere. Greene is a passionate and eloquent pleader of causes. Most of them are causes that I, too, believe in. Hence my general stance toward her book is warm, supportive, and sympathetic. The values she espouses include reflective thinking, personal knowledge (a la Polanyi), community, justice for minorities, being (and remaining) present to ourselves, wide-awakeness (a la Schutz), social change, the emancipation of persons, praxis (a la Freire), committed rationality, self-awareness, autonomy, responsibility, concern for human integrity, common decency (a la Dr. Rieux of Camus), and a sense of moral direction. She urges on her readers the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 81 Number 1, 1979, p. 112-116
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1052, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 2:13:28 PM

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