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The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In their latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan speak out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order. These two international authorities—who know teaching and leadership inside out—set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education.

Idea 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 profession and the systems that support it. The book includes action guidelines for classroom teachers, administrators, schools and districts, and state and federal leaders. No one connected with schools can afford to ignore this insightful book.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Transforming education is one of the signature challenges of our times. Professional Capital sets out exactly and undeniably why the only way to do it is to honor and improve the profession of teaching. Written by two of the sharpest educational thinkers in the world, 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. This book should revolutionize how policymakers and practitioners alike think and act in education. The price of failure is more than they or our children can afford.”

    Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned author and educator

  • “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. Professional Capital 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

  • “The teaching profession is at a crossroads. Grounded in global knowledge and experience, Professional Capital 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 twenty-first century.”

    Pasi Sahlberg, director general, CIMO at the Finnish Ministry of Education

  • “This is a really terrific book. It’s balanced, thoughtful, yet also passionate. Remarkable in its reconciling divergent positions in sensible ways. Among the best things Hargreaves and Fullan have done—which is no small compliment, I assure you!”

    Ben Levin, professor and Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy, OISE / University of Toronto

  • “Anyone, anywhere who has anything to do with schools and the world of education will want to read, reflect, and react to the content of this book…A real treasure trove of riveting and informed insight into what really matters in teaching and learning. A powerful duo with a powerful challenge to the world of education. Professional Capital cries out for informed action—for the good of all children and their teachers.”

    Christopher Harrison, president, National Association of Head Teachers, England

  • “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

  • “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. Their concept of ‘professional capital’ can help redefine and refocus efforts at all levels to build and maximize teaching capacity and improve results for students.”

    Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers

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    " Highly recommended, especially if you just read Finnish Lessons by Pasi Sahlberg. "

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About the Author

Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, and the elected visiting professor at the Institute of Education, London. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Educational Change and served as leading editor of the first and second International Handbook of Educational Change. He is the cofounder and former director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto.