Dear Commons Community,
Dr. Maxine Greene, distinguished philosopher, scholar, and professor emerita at Teachers College, Columbia University, passed away on May 29, 2014 at the age of 96. She was the William F. Russell Professor Emerita in the Foundations of Education Department at Teachers College and was a philosopher-in-residence at the Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. As mentioned in her obituary, Maxine was:
“.. a self-proclaimed existentialist, and served as an advocate for aesthetic education in American public schools for well more than half a century and remained committed to expanding creativity among children by encouraging them to imagine possibilities both within and beyond the classroom. Despite her unparalleled contributions to the field of education, Greene maintained that she was “always becoming.” Her tireless dedication as a teacher and mentor continues to inspire others who seek to improve education for all children.
Dr. Greene will be remembered as an exemplary scholar, inspirational educator, and visionary in educational research and practice.”