Dennis Shirley

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Boston College

Professor Dennis Shirley works with educational leaders globally helping them to hone their skills leading schools of all types.  Dennis is co-author of The Fourth Way:  The Inspiring Future for Educational Change (Corwin, 2009) and The Global Fourth Way:  The Quest for Educational Excellence (Corwin, 2012), both of which are co-authored with Andy Hargreaves. Based on detailed first-hand research in high achieving schools and systems, the two books provide a systemic analysis of many mainstream reform premises and strategies and set out 15 alternative “pointers for practice” that can be used by educational leaders to improve teacher quality and student learning. Dennis has just assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change.