Distinguished Service to Field
ATA's Distinguished Service to the
The Association of Teaching Artists presented
its 2011 Distinguished Service to The Field Award to
Maxine Greene at ATA’s
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
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.
ATA Board with Maxine Greene, Recipient
of of ATA’s Distinguished Service to the
Dale Davis presenting ATA’s Distinguished Service to the Arts
Education Field Award to
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
"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 &
Maxine Greene and Jane Remer at
ATA Awards Ceremony
The man bent over his guitar,
A shearsman of sorts. The day was
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."