Professional Capital

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/9/2012
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $2.10
    Check/Direct Deposit: $2.00
List Price: $35.15 Save up to $17.57
  • Rent Book $17.58
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


In this latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators, 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.

Author Biography

Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College (www.andyhargreaves.com). Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, of the University of Toronto (www.michaelfullan.ca).

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
A Capital Ideap. 1
Two Kinds of Capitalp. 1
The Wrong Strategiesp. 5
The Right Answersp. 7
Competing Views of Teachingp. 10
Pinpointing the Problemsp. 10
Two Visions of Teachingp. 13
Flaws in the U.S. Strategyp. 18
Conclusionp. 22
Stereotypes of Teachingp. 24
What Is Teaching?p. 24
Teaching as Workp. 29
Teaching Todayp. 35
Conclusionp. 45
Investing in Capability and Commitmentp. 46
Evidence and Experiencep. 46
Capabilityp. 55
Commitmentp. 59
Careerp. 63
Commitment, Capability, and Careerp. 72
Conclusionp. 75
Professional Capitalp. 78
Professionals and Professionalismp. 80
Three Kinds of Capitalp. 88
Reflective Practicep. 96
Conclusionp. 101
Professional Culture and Communitiesp. 103
Individualismp. 106
Collaborative Culturesp. 111
Conclusionp. 143
Enacting Changep. 148
The Professional Capital Agendap. 148
How Change Occursp. 150
Action Guidelinesp. 152
Enacting the Futurep. 185
Notesp. 187
Indexp. 210
About the Authorsp. 220
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review