The Global Fourth Way

The Global Fourth Way
The Quest for Educational Excellence

© 2012 | 256 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with Learning Forward

Published in Association with Ontario Principals' Council

Learn from global lessons of successful educational change!

Deep and lasting educational reform doesn't happen overnight, even in this fast and flexible 21st century. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student learning and achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley present a bold new vision for education aimed at:

  • Focusing on the real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders on a global scale
  • Anticipating stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices
  • Developing and implementing a dynamic and coherent plan of action and culture of determination to overcome challenges to lasting change
About the Authors
1. The Crisis of Educational Change
2. The Paradox of Innovation and Improvement
3. Finland: Professionalism, Participation, and Persistence
4. Singapore: Innovation, Communication, and Paradox
With Pak Tee Ng  
5. Alberta: Innovation With Improvement
6. Ontario: Inclusion, Interaction, and Local Diversity
With Henry Braun  
7. England: Inspiration, Responsiveness, and Sustainability
8. California: Professional Organizing for Public Good
9. Pointers for Practice: The Global Fourth Way in Action

Did not cover enough of the content for the course I am teaching. Has been recommended as a "should buy" book for my students.

Dr Carmen Mombourquette
Faculty of Education, Univ of Lethbridge
September 30, 2013
Key features
  • Goes beyond how a district, school or policy shift has made a difference in bringing about change and illustrates the action steps needed to create a new way that is based on research and global successes
  • Written for school principals, staff developers, district consultants, teachers and pre-service educators
  • Provides established practice and clear guidelines for implementation with many examples, detailed cases and a summative chapter 10

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1: The Crisis of Educational Change

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