Nebraska Authors

Thomas F. Green

Born 1927-02-08 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 2006-12-20
Jamesville, NY (USA)

Green was a native of Lincoln, Nebraska and the son of a civil engineer and a writer. His boyhood home was filled with intellectuals and writers, such as Willa Cather, Marie Sandoz, John Neidhardt, and Roscoe Pound. Thomas F. Green taught at Syracuse University's School of Education from 1964 to 1993 where he contributed much to the field of education through his scholarly writings and research.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Rapid City, SD
East Lansing, MI
Syracuse, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Political Science, 1948, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master's Degree in Philosophy, 1949, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


Guggenheim Fellow in 1968
Whitehead Fellow, Harvard University
Margaret O. Slocum Professor of Education in 1980, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY


National Institution of Education, Fellow and Consultant
President of the Philosophy of Education Society


Christian Affirmations in a Changing World. 1947.
Our Witness to an Uncertain World: An Address Given at Yearly Meeting, 27th May, 1951. 1951.
Worship and Life. 1963.
Preparation for Worship. 1964.
Education. 1964.
Education and Pluralism: Ideal and Reality. 1966.
Work, Leisure, and the American Schools. 1968.
Post-Secondary Education 1970-1990. 1969.
What Should Our Schools Become? 1971.
Educational Planning in Perspective. 1971.
Thomas F. Green. 1971.
Perspectives on Thinking about Change : A Study on the Nature of Policy Thinking and the Principles of Moral Education: Final Report. 1975.
Minimal Educational Standards: A Systematic Perspective. 1977.
Excellence, Equity, and Equality. 1983.
The Formation of Conscience in an Age of Technology. 1984.
Predicting the Behavior of Educational Systems. 1997. (with David P. Ericson and Robert Seidman)
Activities of Teaching. 1998.
Voices : The Educational Formation of Conscience. 2001.

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