Faculty Directory

Dennis Shirley

Professor, Teaching, Curriculum, and Society


TCS Teaching, Curriculum, and Society

  • 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