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Andrew Hargreaves was the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College until 2018. The mission of the Chair is to promote social justice and connect theory and practice in education.
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Flip the System US
Michael Soskil - 2020-10-29
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Discover how to build a more democratic and equitable society through education challenges in this powerful and honest book. Editor Michael Soskil brings together a team of diverse voices to highlight solutions and spark positive change towards a more civil and peaceful America. Learn from inspiring educators on how to elevate teacher expertise, educate the whole child, increase teacher morale, and fight for equitable opportunity and quality schools.
Andy Hargreaves
Solid review on an important book. If ever there was a time to #flipthesystem, this is it. @msoskil @dennisshirley @debsnet @TCRecord      source
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The Strategy Playbook for Educational Leaders
Isobel Stevenson - 2020-12-15
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This resource is a must-have guide for educational leaders looking to develop a strategy for improvement. With a practical framework and key takeaways, this book provides the tools necessary for creating a strong plan for continuous improvement. It helps readers understand why effective strategic planning is crucial, what it should contain, and how to engage in meaningful dialogue throughout the process. Whether you're a superintendent, central office staff member, principal, or teacher leader, this book will help you breathe new life into your strategic planning.
Andy Hargreaves
Strategic planning is the place where great ideas often go to die. Not here. This book doesn't only make strategic planning practical. It also makes it feel inspiring. @jennieweiner @isobeltx @jsupo @MichaelFullan1      source
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Inequality, Education and the Working Classes (21st Century Standpoints)
Diane Reay - 2017-11-11
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Miseducation by Diane Reay is a thought-provoking examination of the education system and its impact on social class in the 21st century. Through over 500 interviews, Reay delves into the experiences of working class children and young people, exploring class identity, social mobility, and the unequal treatment of different social classes in education. This book offers a compelling analysis of why working classes continue to fare worse than their upper and middle class counterparts and proposes actionable solutions for a fairer system.
Andy Hargreaves
Diane Reay grew up in a mining community and compares her 1960s experience of social mobility with the shrinking opportunities for working class children today. This is the #11/20 books that influenced my own memoir. @AlmaHarris1 @wilfarmstrong @LordJimKnight @Ed_Dorrell      source
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Slaying Goliath
The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America's Public Schools
Diane Ravitch - 2020-01-21
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Discover the inspiring story of a group of citizens fighting back against those who believe America's schools should be run like businesses with teachers incentivized with threats and bonuses. From Diane Ravitch, an expert in education and history, learn about the "Disrupters" who aim to privatize public education and the "Resisters" who have successfully kept their schools alive, despite the opposition from corporations, foundations, and powerful individuals. Explore the facts behind the failed promises of higher test scores and the disappointing outcomes of the Common Core program, and be inspired by the courage and determination of those who believe in the power of public education.
Andy Hargreaves
.@DianeRavitch takes on The Disrupters. @arthurcamins reviews Ravitch's brilliant new book, Slaying Goliath. @pasi_sahlberg @LDH_ed @PedroANoguera @daveswords      source
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Learning from Singapore
The Power of Paradoxes (Routledge Leading Change Series)
Pak Tee Ng - 2017-01-19
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Explore Singapore's successful education transformation in Learning from Singapore. This book dives into the challenges and successes of the country's education system, from policy makers to practitioners and teacher trainers. Discover how context and culture influence education policy formulation and implementation, and learn about the paradoxical positions that have shaped Singapore's approach. As Singapore continues to reform its system, experience the creative tensions generated by co-existing philosophies, centralization and decentralization, and more. Learning from Singapore brings a new perspective to education systems around the world and encourages hope for future generations.
Andy Hargreaves
Pak Tee Ng blows leaders away at @scotgov Int'l Improvement Conf. Read his book @pasi_sahlberg @CEOScel @GTCSKen      source