Teacher as Stranger: Educational Philosophy for the Modern Age was published in 1973, and it remains one of the most inspiring and powerful of Maxine Greene's numerous writings. Greene, one of the preeminent philosophers in the worldwide field of education, directs this book to those who teach in classrooms settings. She challenges all teachers to “do philosophy”to think philosophically about what they are doingso they will become “self-conscious” about political, personal, social, and cultural influences on constructions of teacher roles and identities as well as of conceptions and enactments of curriculum.

Greene argues that all teachers as well as educational philosophers should be posing moral and political questions in relation to the purposes of education. Teacher as Stranger invites all educators to consider what Greene ...

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