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Future Directions of Educational Change
Social Justice, Professional Capital, and Systems Change

ISBN 9781138283916
Published August 18, 2017 by Routledge
296 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Future Directions of Educational Change brings together timely discussions on social justice, professional capital, and systems change from some of the leading scholars in the field of education. Engaging in theory and evidence-based debates covering issues such as literacy education, whole system reform, and teacher leadership, this volume argues that quality and equity are equally important in reshaping existing education systems both within the United States and globally. The authors offer contextual analyses of current educational research and practice while looking toward the future and offering thought-provoking arguments for challenging and rectifying the systemic inequalities within education today.

Table of Contents


Andy Hargreaves

  1. Introduction: The Many Future Directions of Educational Change
  2. Dennis Shirley

    Social Justice

  3. Social Justice and the Future of Educational Change: Section Introduction
  4. Santiago Rincón-Gallardo

  5. In the Pursuit of Freedom and Social Justice: Four Theses to Reshape Educational Change
  6. Santiago Rincón-Gallardo

  7. Curricular and Pedagogical Perspectives on Transnational Students Within Socially Just Approaches to Literacy Education
  8. Allison Skerrett

  9. Social Justice, Educational Change, and Escuela Nueva
  10. Alfredo Sarmiento and Vicky Colbert

  11. Thirty Years After: From Research as Praxis to Praxis in the Ruins
  12. Patti Lather

    Professional Capital

  13. The Future Directions of Building Professional Capital: Section Introduction
  14. Kristin Kew 

  15. Strong Adult Professional Culture: The Indispensable Ingredient for Sustainable School Improvement
  16. Jon Saphier

  17. Realizing Professional Capital By, For, and With the Learning Profession: Lessons from Canada
  18. Carol Campbell

  19. Building and Sustaining Capital in New Zealand Education
  20. Jan Robertson

  21. Leading Educational Change in Socially Networked Systems
  22. Alan J. Daly

    Systems Change

  23. Systems Change: Section Introduction
  24. Helen Janc Malone

  25. A Comparative View of Education System Reform: Policy, Politics, and People
  26. Beatriz Pont

  27. Experimental Research and Educational Change: Methodological Insights from the Global South
  28. Brahm Fleisch

  29. SkillsFuture: The Future of Lifelong Learning in Singapore
  30. Pak Tee Ng

  31. Coherence Making: Whole System Change Strategy

Joanne Quinn and Michael Fullan

Contributor Biographies


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Helen Janc Malone is the director of education policy and institutional advancement and the national director of the Education Policy Fellowship Program at the Institute for Educational Leadership, USA.

Santiago Rincón-Gallardo is a visiting scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada, and chief research officer at Michael Fullan Enterprises Inc.

Kristin Kew is an assistant professor of educational leadership and management at New Mexico State University, USA.


"The struggle to both understand and change school systems so they are socially just and organized for all students is beautifully displayed here. This is a critically important book for our time!"

  • Ann Lieberman, Emeritus Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Thinking about educational change within an international context has never been so critically important. Future Directions of Educational Change offers new perspectives and important insights into a changing global landscape. This book has to be on the bookshelf of those charged with, and responsible for, educational transformation, change and improvement."

  • Alma Harris, FRSA, Professor of Educational leadership and Policy, University of Bath, UK