Week Seven

Lorraine & Katerina
Art Worlds In Schools. By: Maxine Greene

- Breaking out of the ordinary
- Not just acquiring skills

“Even as we work to incorporate and incarnate the arts in curricula, I believe we ought to cherish that special marginality.” Greene

“Artists are for disclosing the extraordinary in the ordinary. They are for transfiguring the commonplace, as they embody their perceptions and feelings and understandings in a range of languages, in formed substance of many kinds.” Greene

The passionate mind of Maxine Greene
By William Pinar

More info about Maxine Greene


Joseph Conrad “ The ‘Nigger’ of the Narcissus” (Google Book)


Sometimes, thinking back to Albert Camus’s great novel, I associate all that with what he called the ‘plague’, a metaphor for indifference, abstractness, and for the incapacity to ‘take the side of the victim in times of pestilence.’ Lately, I have been associating it with what the Czech novelist, Milan Kundera, (Greene) calls kitsch.


Dancing with the Stars (website)

So you think you can dance. (website)

Art / Dancing - Article
"Never has meaningless patter been so prevalent. ''Hard work and a lot of heart can win the game,'' exhorted the now-booted TV journalist Giselle Fernandez, whose underdog strategy of reminding everyone she had an incredibly small fan base failed to mobilize her incredibly small fan base. Other tips include just going out there and having fun, giving it your all, and believing in yourself."


Physics of the Impossible:


The lyric poem "Ithaka" by Constantine Cavafy.
This poem was written in 1911 and has been translated in many languages since then. Its lyric words and message are touching.


Caves in Virginia


Art in Second Life


Maria and Ashley
The Arts in Education: G.H.Bantock

"Live on Renaissance News"

The Book of the Courtier ( Il Cortegiano)
written by
Baldassare Castiglione

The Arts in Education: G.H.Bantock

"There was a time when certain of the arts were very central to the whole educational system: and perhaps if we go back to that period we will be able to illumine certain of our contemporary dilemmas and difficulties."

"I think that in schools we frequently give too much liberty to children to express themselves without giving them any of the tools with which they can discipline their expression"

"Consider, for instance, the incidence of bad art, by which we are surrounded, and its potential for deleterious behaviour. One only has to turn a knob, and bad art is at one’s command most hours of the day and night through radio and television—and this is the art that most people absorb from their environment. The whole question and role of bad art in our society needs very careful consideration."

"That image—‘the reflection of the moon in a piece of broken bottle’—sums up for me this notion of the ability of the great, the really creative, artist to transmute the very ordinary. Moonlight and broken bottle, commonplaces of our experience—but the combination of the two sums up this ability of the artist to take the real, the everyday, the mundane, and transform it by making it symbolic of a larger whole."



The Metronome (link)


( Law as a System of Rules by Eisenberg)

The Trial: Pink Floyd (clip from the movie)
(The lyrics)


A Life in Classrooms: Philip W. Jackson and the Practice of Education

"When we keep the letter of the law, we must also keep the spirit of the law. To keep the letter of the law, but ignore the spirit, is death."
(2 Corinthians 3:6)
The Oppressive Classroom:

Hard Times by Dickens
Topaze by Marcel Pagnol



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