Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School

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Routledge, 2012 - Education - 220 pages

'Professional Capital is an incisive critique of the failing reform movements in many countries and a powerful manifesto for the only strategy that can and does work. Hargreaves and Fullan set out exactly and undeniably why the only way to move forward is to honor and improve the profession of teaching. This book should revolutionize how policy makers and practitioners alike think and act in education.' - Sir Ken Robinson, educator and author

'I love the focus on professional capital and decisional capital. 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

'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.' - Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association

In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan 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. It includes action guidelines for classroom teachers, administrators, schools and districts, and state and federal leaders. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore.

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About the author (2012)

Andy Hargreavesis the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, USA.

Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada

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