thomas more brennan chair
Ph.D. University of Leeds (Sociology)
Professional Capital in Teaching
Leadership from the Middle
2016 International Education Advisor to Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland
2016 Education Advisor to Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
2016-19 AERA, International Relations Committee
2016-19 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University
2016-19 Professor II, University of Stavanger, Norway
2015-16 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 Development 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, $250,000 (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 (with Alma Harris), 2006-2009
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
Huffington Post, Just Imagine Secretary Hargreaves, July 24 (2016)
Times Educational Supplement, UK,Commentary, The Vanguard and the Guard's Van, Two Approaches to Teacher Professionalism, February 26 (2016)
Royal Society of Arts, Building a Teacher Powered Education, Lecture to Royal Society of Arts, January (2016)
Washington Post, The Tower of Pisa is Badly Leaning (with Pasi Sahlberg), (2015)
Washington Post Answer Sheet, What's the real purpose of educational benchmarking? (2014).
Education Week: K-12 Leaders Look For Answers Outside Schools (2014).
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. (2016) "The place for professional capital and community", Journal of Professional Capital and Community, Vol. 1: 1.
Hargreaves, A; Parsley, D. & Cox, E (2015) Designing and Launching Rural School Improvement Networks: Aspirations and Actualities, Peabody Journal of Education, Volume 90, Issue 2, March 2015, pp. 306-321.
Hargreaves, A & Ainscow, M (2015) The Top and Bottom of Leadership and Change, Phi Delta Kappan, November, pp.42-48.
Hargreaves, A. & Boyle, A. (2015) Uplifting Leadership: the higher calling of business, sport and education; Educational Leadership, February 2015, Vol. 72 Issue 5, pp. 42-47.
Fullan, M; Rincon-Gallardo, S. & Hargreaves, A (2015) Professional Capital as Accountability, Education Policy Analysis Archives. Volume 23, February 2015, pp.1-21.
Hargreaves, A (2015) Autonomy and transparency: two good ideas gone bad in Evers, J (2015) Flip The System, Routledge, pp. 120-133.
Hargreaves, A (2015) Schooling, teachers and leadership, Chapter 4 of OECD, Improving Schools in Scotland, Paris, OECD, pp 115-144.
Hargreaves, A. (2014) Building The Professional Capital for Schools to Deliver Successful Change, Chapter 3 of OECD, Improving Schools in Wales, Paris, OECD, pp 64-90
Hargreaves, A., Morton, B., Braun, H. & Gurn, A. (2014). The Changing Dynamic of Educational Judgment and Decision Making In a Data-Driven World, In Chitpin, S. & Evers, C. (2014) (Eds.) Decision-Making in Educational Leadership: Principle, Policies and Practice, Springer Books.
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
Selected Keynote Addresses 2015-2016
January Royal Society of Arts, UK
Teacher Leadership Summit, Washington DC
November Norwegian Queen’s Jubilee Conference on Education
October National Institute of Education, Singapore
Hong Kong University
September Sustainable Learning Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands
Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Sydney
June Arizona K-12 Teacher Leadership Conference
April University of Denver
Ontario Public School Administrators
Danish Upper Secondary Schools Conference
March ASCD Annual Conference Distinguished Feature Lecture
University of Tokyo, Japan
University of Fukui, Japan
ULead International Conference, Banff, Alberta
February National Effective Schools Conference, Phoenix
January Rennie Center, Massachusetts, State of the State
Association of California School Administrators