Robbie McClintock


Thanks for looking me up.

Currently, I'm living in New York City, writing books and essays about education and formative experience. For 50 years, I studied and taught at Columbia University, retiring from the Teachers College faculty in 2011 as Weinberg Professor in the Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education.

Having lived reflectively, I've formed, and am still forming, a few ideas I'd like to share. Here are couple efforts underway:

Here are some earlier books and essays that each in its way still has some currency:

Recently, Avi Mintz, Ellen Lagemann, David Mathews, Walter Feinberg, Bertram C. Bruce, and Grace Roosevelt honored me with a Festschrift on my work in Educational Theory (68:3, 2018).

You can get the details of my academic career from my CV, which lists all the usual stuff. It also links to the full-text of most of what I’ve published and to documents about some activities I've initiated.

In 2011, Joe Levine, a good writer working for Teachers College, did a profile about me as "The Accidental Technologist." And several years ago, I told my story in a few pages—-what I then anticipated hasn’t quite panned out, but it is true enough in spirit.

I've given up on Facebook & Twitter--too much distraction, deception and exploitation. I'm still on web 2.0, however, shy and reticent, at LinkedIn, Academia, LibraryThing, and Goodreads.

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\Robbie McClintock