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Andy Hargreaves

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Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. University of Leeds (Sociology)


Professional Capital in Teaching

Educational Change

Uplifting Leadership


2016     Horace Mann League, Outstanding Friend of Public Education Award

2015     Boston College, Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award

2015     Grawmeyer Award in Education for Professional Capital (with Michael Fullan)

2015     Ranked #6 US Edu-Scholar for influence on public policy

2015     President-Elect of ICSEI (International Congress for School Effectiveness & Improvement)

2010     Honorary Doctorate, Uppsala University, Sweden

2010     Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

2010     Contribution to the Field Award, Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Develop't Council)       

Outstanding Book/Writing Awards from the:

  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (2013, 1995)
  • International Leadership Association (2013)
  • National Staff Development Council (2009)
  • American Educational Research Association (2004)
  • American Libraries Association (2004)                  

Visiting Professorships & Fellowships in USA, Canada, England, Sweden, Hong Kong, Singapore & Japan


Recent Research Grants

Council of Ontario Directors of Education, Leading From the Middle, $200,000 (with Dennis Shirley), 2015-2017

Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network, Education NorthWest, USA, $500,000 (with Dennis Shirley), 2013 -2018         

Council of Ontario Directors of Education, Evaluation of “Essential for Some, Good for All” project, $400,000 (with Henry Braun), 2009-2013

Alberta School Improvement Branch, Review of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement, $100,000 (with Dennis Shirley and Lori McEwen), 2009

UK Specialist Schools and Academies Trust/National College for School Leadership: Beyond Expectations – a study of sustainability in four sectors, $400,000 approx. (with Alma Harris), 2006-2009


Recent Books

Hargreaves, A., Boyle, A. & Harris, A. (2014) Uplifting Leadership, San Francisco, Jossey Bass

Hargreaves, A. &  Fullan, M. (2012)  Professional Capital: transforming teaching in every school, New York, Teachers College Press.

Hargreaves, A. &  Shirley, D. (2012)  The Global Fourth Way: the quest for educational excellence, Thousand Oaks, CA; Corwin Press.

Hargreaves, A., Lieberman, A., Fullan, M. & Hopkins, D. (Eds.) (2010) Second International Handbook of Educational Change. Dordrecht, Springer.

Hargreaves, A. & Shirley, D. (2009) The Fourth Way, Thousand Oaks, CA; Corwin Press.

Hargreaves, A. & Fullan, M. (Eds.) (2008) Change Wars, Bloomington, IN, Solution Tree.

Hargreaves, A. & Fink, D. (2006) Sustainable Leadership, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.

Hargreaves, A. (2003) Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity. New York: Teachers' College Press and Buckingham: Open University Press.

Opinion & Social Media

Washington Post Answer Sheet, What's the real purpose of educational benchmarking? (2014).

Education Week: K-12 Leaders Look For Answers Outside Schools (2014).

TEDx Talk "Uplifting Leadership: Uplifting your performance, your people, and yourself" (2013).

American Public Radio Interview, Measuring Improvement (with Henry Braun, 2013).

Washington Post Answer Sheet, Six Principles for using data to hold people accountable (2013).

Huffington Post: The Global Search for Education: School Performance (2013).

Selected Papers and Chapters (since 2012)

Hargreaves, A. & Boyle, A. (in press) Uplifting Leadership: the higher calling of business, sport and education; Educational Leadership, April.

Hargreaves, A; Parsley, D. & Cox, E (in press) Designing and Launching Rural School Improvement Networks: Aspirations and Actualities, Peabody Journal of Education.

Fullan, M; Rincon-Gallardo, S. & Hargreaves, A (in press) Professional Capital as Accountability, Education Policy Analysis Archives.

Hargreaves, A (2014) Imagine There’s No Rankings, In Reynolds, L. (Ed), Imagine it Better, New York, Heinemann. Pp 8-13

Hargreaves, A (2014) “Large-Scale Reform in Literacy and Math: Rethinking Strategy in the Light of International Evidence”; Journal of Reading Recovery, Fall, pp 27-35

Hargreaves, A (2013) “The Day of Judgment”, in Newberry, M., Gallant, A. & Riley, P. (2013), Emotion and School: Understanding how the Hidden Curriculum Influences Relationships, (pp. xv - xx)

Hargreaves, A (2013). "Professional Capital and the Future of Teaching," in Seddon, T. & Levin, J (Eds). Educators, professionalism and politics, World Yearbook of Education 2013:NY, NY: Routledge. (pp. 290-310)

Hargreaves, A, & Skerrett, A (2012). "School Leadership for Diversity", Encyclopaedia of Diversity in Education (pp. 1886-1891). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hargreaves, A, & Skelton, J. S. (2012). "Politics and systems of coaching and mentoring", In Fletcher. S.J. &  Mullen. C. A. (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Mentoring and Coaching in Education (pp. 122-138). CA: SAGE.

Hargreaves, A., Johnson, C.S. & Kew, K (2012), Education, Education reform and school change, Oxford Bibliographies Online