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ATA Distinguished Service to Field Award

 

Recipients of ATA's Distinguished Service to the Field Award

The Association of Teaching Artists presented its 2011 Distinguished Service to The Field Award to Maxine Greene at ATAs First National Teaching Artists Forum at the Center for Arts Education in New York City, April 16, 2011.   



2011 Maxine Greene
After receiving her doctorate in education from New York University in 1955, Maxine Greene spent most of her career on the faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University.  In her distinguished career Maxine Greene authored seven books, dozens of articles, and she has received numerous academic awards and honorary degrees.  She is past president of the American Educational Research Association, Philosophy of Education Society, and the American Educational Studies Association.



ATA Board with Maxine Greene, Recipient of of ATA’s Distinguished Service to the Arts Education
Field Award.

She has been Philosopher-in-Residence of Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education since 1976, and she conducts workshops and lectures at LCI's summer sessions.


Dale Davis presenting ATA’s Distinguished Service to the Arts Education Field Award to Maxine Greene

Maxine Greene continues to inspire people interested in awakening the minds and spirits of their students, as well as those who are interested in teaching and acting in the realm of social justice. When she founded the Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education in 2003 Greene shared her vision:


Award Ceremony honoring Maxine Greene

"To generate inquiry, imagination, and the creation of art works by diverse people. It has to do so with a sense of the deficiencies in our world and a desire to repair, wherever possible. Justice, equality, freedom–these are as important to us as the arts, and we believe they can infuse each other, perhaps making some difference at a troubled time." (The Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts & Education, 2007)  


Maxine Greene and Jane Remer at ATA Awards Ceremony

The man bent over his guitar,

A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.
 
They said, "You have a blue guitar.
You do not play things a they are."
 
The man replied, "Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar."