Corwin, a SAGE Company, got some great news lately. A book they publish, The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change by Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley, has received an honorable mention for the 2012 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). How great is that?!
The award recognizes exemplary books that make a significant contribution to teacher preparation. The book itself, The Fourth Way, is said to offer a penetrating analysis of the three major educational change efforts of the past 25 years and presents an innovative vision for moving the teaching profession forward.
A follow-up effort by Hargreaves and Shirley, The Global Fourth Way, will be published in the fall by Corwin. The new book will illustrate the action steps needed to implement Fourth Way policies and bring about educational change in schools and districts. With such great response on the first book, there’s no doubt the second will be even more valuable.
The 2012 AACTE awards will be presented February 19 during the association’s 64th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Here’s a little more about the authors:
Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. His books have achieved outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. His current research is on organizations that perform above expectations in education, health, business, and sport.
Dennis Shirley is professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. His educational work spans from the nitty-gritty micro level of assisting beginning teachers in complex school environments to the macro level of designing and guiding large-scale research and intervention projects for school districts, states, and networks.
Congrats to them on this recognition!