Now, this is a book with a lot of good stuff. Hargreaves and Fullan push all the way to the edges of the box I call the school system. But boy would I like to see them push beyond those edges! Because although they are great at prodding sore spots, identifying areas that must be transformed…. Yet, lessons have never been the only unit of teaching and they will likely become less and less the unit of teaching in the future. Your email address will not be published.
Professional capital — Transforming teaching in every school book 2 of No Comments. Tags : Alan Hargreaves CoachWalk education hattie human capital investment lesson Michael Fullan Pernilla Tillander process leaders Professional capital school system schooling Skurup social capital transforming teaching in every school. Add to Wishlist. Ships in 15 business days. Link Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Description Table of Contents Product Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Industry Reviews "Transforming education is one of the signature challenges of our times.
A Capital Idea 2. Competing Views of Teaching 3. Stereotypes of Teaching 4. Investing in Capability and Commitment 5. Professional Capital 6. Professional Culture and Communities 7. Enacting Change. About the Author Michael Fullan, O. Other Books by Andy Hargreaves. In Stock. The Moral Imperative Realized. What's Worth Fighting In Headship? Popular Searches queensland evidence law book by field david learning english by story the laws of human nature by robert greene grammar book by murphy essential mathematics for the australian curriculu.
Item Added: Professional Capital. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexp The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education.
Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. Book Features: A powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Professional Capital , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 05, Michelle rated it really liked it. I was really keen to read this as Fullan and Hargreaves featured prominently in my own Masters work about 'Educational Change'. I was not disappointed.
Easy to read and yet still thought provoking in its content. I loved their anecdotes and their collaborative writer's voice is engaging and charismatic. They inspire change and provide a road map for action. What more could you ask? Jul 27, MisterHobgoblin rated it it was amazing. Professional Capital is a highly readable text that makes the case for schools focusing on creating a dynamic learning culture for their own staff.
The central thesis is that successful teachers build professional capital, and this is a function of human capital, social capital and decisional capital. In other words, great teachers have great subject knowledge and pedagogical skills, actively collaborate with colleagues to raise both their own professional practice and practice across the school Professional Capital is a highly readable text that makes the case for schools focusing on creating a dynamic learning culture for their own staff. In other words, great teachers have great subject knowledge and pedagogical skills, actively collaborate with colleagues to raise both their own professional practice and practice across the school; and have the autonomy to apply their knowledge and skills in a collaborative environment.
It is a simple and well argued case. There is no point in being a hero teacher — brilliant with his or her own classes — without giving support to colleagues and receiving their support in return. This is because students will be taught by multiple teachers over the course of their school career. Teacher variability is a problem and teachers should be empowered to even up that variability.
Hargreaves and Fullan argue against contrived collegiality — where school management or the education district imposes a model of forced collaboration. The school has to create a learning culture and that will happen slowly. It might be initiated by either the teachers or by the school leadership, but for it to work, both have to be active and willing participants.
They argue against a compliance based approach, both to professional learning and to the teaching profession as a whole. Instead, when a school successfully creates a whole-school learning culture the peer pressure will compel weaker teachers to shape up or ship out.
This all sounds sensible, but if the text has a weakness it is in the implementation section. For all the careful argument in the earlier sections, the implementation falls into giving a list of homilies.
Be yourself. Be a mindful teacher.
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The reality is that schools exist in a political world that is often driven by an appetite for quick results, a return to basics and ever greater efficiencies. The text might have been stronger if it had contented itself with being a strong counter-argument to be deployed in resisting that business-capital type thinking. Nevertheless, an excellent and thought provoking read. Apr 22, Mary Norell Hedenstrom rated it liked it. Favorite quote about politician's and the public's view of teachers: Teachers were a big part of our lives, and many made a big impression on us - sometimes in a good way, but not always.
These memories and feelings profoundly influence people's views about teaching today and what they want from it - to benefit their own children and to justify the taxes they pay for the children of other people They also have an impact on those in high office who often design policies that try to recreate thei Favorite quote about politician's and the public's view of teachers: Teachers were a big part of our lives, and many made a big impression on us - sometimes in a good way, but not always.
They also have an impact on those in high office who often design policies that try to recreate their own school days, if they loved them, or right the wrongs that past teachers inflicted on them, if they didn't. But the memories are selective. They recall what may have been true 10 or 15 years ago, at best, not what is the case now. They are seen through a child's eyes - memories of watching the teacher teaching, but not grading, preparing, or meeting Our memories miss the majority or complexity of what teaching is or can be. For a book within the existing framework of the school systems, misters Alan and Michael do push against the edges.
I wish they had stepped outside that system as well, but who knows, perhaps they will in the future? Aug 08, Brenda rated it really liked it. Another part of the action plan that we need to put into place at NHS.
Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School
Much to think about and much inspiration to draw upon. Feb 20, Jeremy Ang rated it it was amazing. This book is a must read for any educator, from the classroom teacher to national policy makers.