Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Names and Faces

Maxine Greene

MAXINE GREENE has been at the forefront of educational philosophy for well over half a century as a teacher, a lecturer and author.

Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol (born September 5, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist, best known for his books on public education in the United States.

W. E. B. DuBoise

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

Scholar and political activist W.E.B. Du Bois helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). DuBois attended Harvard University and in 1895 became the first African-American to receive a doctorate from the school. He became a university professor, a prolific writer and a pioneering social scientist on the topic of black culture.

John Dewey (1859-1952)

Summary of John Dewey's Philosophy
John Dewey's Pedagogical Creed

Philosopher and educator. Dewey was a world-renowned founder of pragmatic philosophy and theoretician of progressive education.

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Dr. Washington taught the newly freed African Americans to be teachers, craftsmen and businessmen and make their own way in the world. Washington stressed learning by doing the task and not by theories or abstract ideas. He believed that with training the African American would become economically indispensable and the European American society would open it's doors to them.