—Sir Ken Robinson, world renowned author and educator
The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: theprofessional capitalof every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities—who know teaching and leadership inside out—set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education.
Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore.
A powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools.
Action guidelines for all groups—individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders.
A next-generation update of core themes from the authors’ bestselling book,What’s Worth Fighting for in Your School?
Andy Hargreavesis the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
Michael Fullanis Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
“A must-read! Brimming with insights and action ideas, Hargreaves and Fullan lay out a clear and cogent plan to transform American public education, community by community. This book is a finely written and urgent argument for real change in how we do our business.”
—Dan Domenech, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators
“This important book makes it clear that teaching stands at a crossroads between policy decisions that will help create a great profession for all teachers or ones that will make teaching robotic and unexciting—hurting student learning for years to come. Hargreaves and Fullan urge us not to stand aside or to wait. It is time, they say, for the teaching profession to be led by, for, and with teachers and for others to join in concerted action to support that transformation.”
—Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association
“Hargreaves and Fullan give us a deep, practical understanding of ways to improve our schools and our school systems. This is new, exciting thinking.”
—Steve Munby, Chief Executive, National College for School Leadership
“Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves latest book shows that transforming our public school system isn’t magic: It comes from supporting all educators to ‘teach like a pro.’ The best performing education systems focus on improving the entire profession, not just lauding the highest performers and lopping off the lowest. Hargreaves and Fullan have, once again, amassed the evidence to challenge our thinking and better our practice—from the teachers’ lounge, to the union hall, to state and national policy tables.”
—Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
“The teaching profession is at a crossroads. Grounded in global knowledge and experience, this book provides brilliant insight into what the next generation of teaching should look like. This book is a must-read for anybody thinking of teaching in the 21st century.”
—Pasi Sahlberg, Director General, CIMO at the Finnish Ministry of Education
This book is a volume in the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library inEducation—a series designed to meet the demand for new ideasand insights about leadership in schools.
Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley present a concise framework for successful and sustainable reform that integrates teacher professionalism, community engagement, government policy, and accountability. Drawing from research on traditional methods and new findings from around the globe, the authors offer an absorbing and insightful analysis of three major efforts of the past 25 years, outline the strengths and limitations of each model, and offer a fourth way for achieving dramatic improvement built on:Six Pillars of Purpose that support change Three Principles of Professionalism that drive change Four Catalysts of Coherence that sustain change
Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Hargreaves and Shirley discuss:The real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders Stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices Developing and implementing a plan of action to overcome challenges to lasting change
This book lays out the theory and practice of Collaborative Professionalism. Through five international case studies, the authors distinguish Collaborative Professionalism from professional collaboration by highlighting intentional collaborative designs and providing concrete examples for how to be more purposeful with collaboration.
Additionally, the book makes Collaborative Professionalism accessible to all educators through clear take-aways including:Ten core tenets, including Collective Efficacy, Collaborative Inquiry, and Collaborating With Students. Graphics indicating how educators can move from mere professional collaboration to the deep and transformative work of Collaborative Professionalism. Analysis of which collaborative practices educators should start doing, keep doing, and stop doing
Collaboration can be one of your most powerful educational tools when used correctly, and turned into action. This book shows you how.
The power of uplift enables any organization to do more withless, beat the competition, and perform better than ever. Leaderswho uplift their employees' passions, intellects, and commitmentsproduce remarkable results.
Based on original research from a seven-year global study,Uplifting Leadership reveals how leaders from diverseorganizations inspired and uplifted their teams' performance.Distilling the six common characteristics of leaders athigh-performing organizations across business, sports, andeducation, authors Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, and Alma Harrisexplore the nature of uplift, its impact on performance, and theways to achieve it within and beyond an organization's walls,revealing how leaders:Identify and articulate an inspiring dream that is coherentlyconnected to the best of what the organization has been beforePursue that dream at a sustainable pace without squanderingresources, incurring excessive debt, or burning people outForge paths of innovation and improvement that others haveoverlooked or rejectedMonitor progress by using metrics and indicators in a mindfuland meaningful wayBuild teams that naturally pull people into change rather thanpushing them through it
Featuring case studies of organizations as diverse asShoebuy.com, Fiat, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Marks & Spencer,Cricket Australia, Burnley Football Club, and the Vancouver Giants,as well as world-leading educational systems, UpliftingLeadership provides tools for leaders to incorporate theseperformance-driving strategies into their own.
For leaders who want their people to try harder, transform whatthey do, reach for a higher purpose, and stay resolute andresilient when opposing forces threaten to defeat them,Uplifting Leadership provides a path to better performanceacross any organization.
This book moves beyond the bandwagons of rhetorical change andexamines how these changes work in practice for better and forworse. Authors Andy Hargreaves and Lorna Earl focus on how reformproposals have brought new complexities to teaching practice andwhy major investments of time and support are required if teachinginnovations are to become lasting and effective. Most importantly,they highlight the intense emotional demands that school changeimposes on teachers, and they outline practical strategies forhelping teachers through the difficult transition process--thusensuring that worthwhile reforms flourish and endure.
This major commentary on the state of today’s teaching profession in a knowledge-driven world is theoretically original and strategically powerful—a practical, inspiring, and challenging guide to rethinking the work of teaching.
“When it comes to the role of teachers in society, no one leads the pack like Andy Hargreaves. Teaching in the Knowledge Society is brimming with original insights—cutting-edge ideas from a cutting-edge scholar. This new book pulls the reader in from the first paragraph and never lets go—a delight to read from cover to cover.”
—Michael Fullan, Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
“Clearly the most informed, intelligent, and cogent critique of the current wave of standardization. A must-read for those who are concerned (educators, parents, policymakers) about the impact of bureaucratization and standardization on both students and their teachers!”
—Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
“In this day, when test scores serve as a proxy for school quality, Andy Hargreaves builds an eloquent and compelling case for the importance of moral vision and social commitment in schools.”
—Susan Moore Johnson, Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education