Dennis L. Shirley
Ed.D., Harvard University
Models of community organizing for school reform; history of education
Shirley, D., & Hargreaves, A. (2009). The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin.
Shirley, D. & MacDonald, E. (2009). The Mindful Teacher. New York: Teacher's College Press.
Shirley, D. (2002). Valley Interfaith and School Reform: Organizing for Power in South Texas. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Shirley, D.(1997). Community Organizing for Urban School Reform. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Shirley, D. (1992). The Politics of Progressive Education: The Odenwaldschule in Nazi Germany. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
chapters and articles
“Corporate Funding of Public Schools in Antebellum Massachusetts: The Waltham Exception,” with John Cox, The Massachusetts Historical Review (forthcoming)
“A Festschrift for Andy Hargreaves,” Journal of Educational Change 12 (2), 131-139
“The Fourth Way of Technology and Change,” Journal of Educational Change 12 (2), 187-209
A History of Public Engagement for Public Education,” in Marion Orr and John Rogers, eds., Public Engagement for Public Education (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010), 27-51
“Community Organizing and Educational Change,” in Andy Hargreaves, Ann Lieberman, Michael Fullan, and David Hopkins, eds., Second International Handbook of Educational Change (Dordrecht, Holland: Springer, 2010), 169-186
“Collaborative Edge: How Helping Others Helps Yourself,” with Andy Hargreaves, Alma Harris, and Alan Boyle, Principal Magazine March-April 2010, 16-21
“The Persistence of Presentism,” with Andy Hargreaves, Teachers College Record 111(11) (fall 2009), 2505-2534
Shirley, D. (2010). A History of Public Engagement for Public Education. In Orr, M. & Rogers, J., (Eds.), Public Engagement for Public Education. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.
Shirley, D. & Hargreaves, A. (2009). The Persistence of Presentism. Teachers College Record, 111(11).
Shirley, D. & Hargreaves, A. (2009, September 7). A Smarter Education Strategy. The Boston Globe.
Shirley, D. & Hargreaves, A. (2009, September). From Fear Factor to Peer Factor. Education Week.
Shirley, D. (2009). Community Organizing and Educational Change: A Reconnaissance. Journal of Educational Change, 10, 229-237.
Shirley, D. (2009). American Perspectives on German Educational Theory and Research: A Closer Look at Both the American Educational Context and the German Didaktik Tradition. Allgemeine Didaktik und Lehr-Lernforschung: Kontroversen und Entwicklungsperspektiven einer Wissenschaft von Unterricht. Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.
recent conference papers
"The Mindful Teacher," with Elizabeth MacDonald, Excellence Forum, Academy of the German School Prize, Leipzig, Germany, October 2009
"The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change," International School Management Symposium, Zug, Switzerland, September 2009
"Community Organizing and Educational Change," Teacher Development Summit, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, July 2009
"Schule von AuBen Anregen," [Changing Schools from Outside] 25th Anniversary Celebration, Freudenberg Foundation, Weinheim, Germany, June 2009
"The Fourth Way of Change and Leadership," Alberta Initiative for School Improvement Annual Conference, Calgary, Canada, February 2009
"Parent and Community Relationships with Schools: Lessons from the United States," International Symposium on School Management Supported by Active Participation of Parents and Local Residents, Tokyo, Japan, December 2008
"The Music of Democracy: Emerging Strategies for an Era of Post-Standardization," Change Wars Summit, Toronto, Canada, October 2008
"Unwandlung and Krisen in Schulreform," [Change and Crises in School Reform] Symposium on "One Square Kilometer of Education," Berlin, October 2008
“All Communities Left Behind? How New School Accountability and Performance Regimes Undermine Sustainable Civic Capacity in Recent US Reforms,“ American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, New York, March 2008