From Aesthetics to Awakeness

A Greenean Approach to Multicultural Narratives in the Classroom



Aesthetic Education, Social Imagination, Wide-Awakeness, Maxine Greene, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Narratives, Philosophy of Education


This paper explores philosopher of education Maxine Greene’s position on narratives in multicultural education. Moreover, this paper will look into notions of aesthetic education, social imagination, and “wide-awakeness”: three Greenean concepts that will be examined vis-à-vis multicultural narratives in educational contexts. This triad aims to help both the learner and the educator to emancipate multicultural narratives from the periphery, and to nurture an inclusive philosophy of education in class.


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How to Cite

Fenech, Luke. 2023. “From Aesthetics to Awakeness: A Greenean Approach to Multicultural Narratives in the Classroom”. Theology and Philosophy of Education 2 (2):38–43.



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