Living Beyond Walls

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Dear Maxine: Letters from the Unfinished Conversation




Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert L. Lake authored "Living Beyond Walls" in Dear Maxine: Letters from the Unfinished Conversation.

Book Summary: 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.