Dennis Shirley is Professor, Teacher Education, Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development.
Research Project in Seoul, South Korea
Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Bosch Academy, Berlin, German
Special Issue Guest Editor, East China Normal University Review of Education
Shirley, D., with Fernandez, M.B., Ossa Parra, M., Berger, A., & Borba, G. (2013) “The Fourth Way of Leadership and Change in Latin America: Prospects for Chile, Brazil, and Colombia,” Pensamiento Educativo, 50(2),http://pensamientoeducativo.uc.cl/index.php/pel
Shirley, D. & Hargreaves, A. (2013) “The International Quest for Educational Excellence: Understanding Canada’s High Performance,” Education Canada, 52(4), 10-13
Shirley, D., (2013) “Mindful Teaching with Technology: Steps Towards Harmonization,”in Malone, H.J. (Ed.), Leading Educational Change: International Perspectives on System-Wide Reform (New York: Teachers College Press), 20-24
Shirley, D., & Hargreaves, A. (2012). The global fourth way: The quest for educational excellence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Shirley, D., & Hargreaves, A. (2012). The international quest for educational excellence: Understanding Canada’s high performance. Education Canada, 52(4), 10-13.
Shirley, D., & Lam, K. (2012). Integrating networks in the fourth way of leadership and change: The contributions of the Finland-Alberta partnership. In S. Murgatroyd & J. C. Couture (Eds.), Rethinking school leadership. New York, NY: futureTHINK.
Shirley, D. (2011). The Fourth Way of technology and change. Journal of Educational Change, 12(2), 187-209.
Shirley, D., & Cox, J. (2011). Corporate funding of public schools in Antebellum Massachusetts: The Waltham exception. The Massachusetts Historical Review, 13, 31-66.
Shirley, D., & Hargreaves, A. (2011). The far side of educational reform. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Teachers Federation.
Shirley, D., et al. (2011). Improving lower secondary schools in Norway. Paris, France: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Selected Recent Grants, Research Honors and Awards
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Educational Change
Co-Principal Investigator with Andy Hargreaves of the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (RISE) Network, $500,000.
Principal Investigator, The Mindful Teacher, funded by Academic Technology Innovation Grant, $80,000.
Chair, Special Interest Group on Educational Change, American Educational Research Association, 2012-2015.