Professional Capital

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-09
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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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
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