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ERIC Number: ED418091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 221
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-0081-8
Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.
Greene, Maxine
The essays in this book are the author's attempt to connect her own seeking with the strivings of other teachers and teacher educators who are tired of a self-centered, technocratic existence and who want to enhance their understanding of diversity. The essays concentrate on imagination as a means through which to assemble a coherent world, because imagination is what makes empathy possible and what allows people to enter others' worlds (e.g., through poetry or music). Moving from an account of school restructuring to a rendering of the shapes of literacy, the book examines the processes of human questioning and resistance to meaninglessness. Part 1, "Creating Possibilities," includes: (1) "Seeking Contexts"; (2) "Imagination, Breakthroughs, and the Unexpected"; (3) "Imagination, Community, and the School"; (4) "Discovering a Pedagogy"; (5) "Social Vision and the Dance of Life"; and (6) "The Shapes of Childhood Recalled." Part 2, "Illuminations and Epiphanies," includes: (7) "The Continuing Search for Curriculum"; (8) "Writing To Learn"; (9) "Teaching for Openings"; (10) "Art and Imagination"; and (11) "Texts and Margins." Part 3, "Community in the Making," includes: (12) "The Passions of Pluralism"; (13) "Standards, Common Learnings, and Diversity"; and (14) "Multiple Voices and Multiple Realities." (SM)
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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