Fourth Way Futures
Focus on testing and ranking is bad for schools. Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley propose an alternative, the "Fourth Way". Active citizens taking part in education planning are central...
Dr. Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. His work in education spans from the microlevel of assisting beginning teachers to the macrolevel of designing and guiding large-scale research and intervention projects for school districts, states and provinces, and nations. Dennis and his colleague Andy Hargreaves are working on a grant with Education Northwest to improve rural schools in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. Previously he served on a team for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development studying improvements to lower secondary education in Norway. The findings of much of his research were presented in two collaboratively authored books with Andy entitled The Fourth Way and The Global Fourth Way. In August 2013 he will begin serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change. Contact: email@example.com Follow Dennis on Twitter at @dennisshirley.
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