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The New Imperatives of Educational Change is a clarion call to move beyond the standardized testing and marketplace competition that have become pervasive in school systems to focus instead on creating the conditions that will encourage all students to become critical and independent thinkers. Dennis Shirley presents five new imperatives to guide educators and policymakers towards a re-thinking of what it means to teach effectively and to learn in depth. The evidentiary imperative requires educators to attain a better grasp of what data actually reveal about international trends in student learning. The interpretive imperative encourages mindful deliberation before acting on evidence in order to promote the integrity of a school community. The professional imperative describes new international research findings on promising pedagogies and curricula that propel learning in new directions. The global imperative argues that we all must look beyond our national boundaries to improve the flourishing of all young people, wherever they may be found. Finally, the existential imperative reminds us that students look to their teachers as role models who can dignify learning with meaning and embellish life with joy. Visionary in its scope and practical in its details, The New Imperatives of Educational Change is an indispensable road map for all teachers, principals, and system leaders.

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"Every now and then that rare book is published that provides a dramatic new argument for a better future for our schools and society. The New Imperatives of Educational Change is such a game changer. Meticulously researched and persuasively argued, here is a book that marshals a wealth of new international evidence on behalf of a broad and humanistic education. It is essential reading for educators, policy makers, and the public."

Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute and Charles E. Ducommun Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, US

"In this deeply humane book, doing what is right for students as whole and happy individuals, developing their gifts, skills and talents, comes first. But the picture is completed by finally acknowledging that in public education, the individual is not the only beneficiary. Creative, compassionate, critical thinkers are essential to a just and democratic society where all can live and thrive together. It’s more than a contribution to our economy. Dennis Shirley rejects the notion that we educate our children so that they can all get good jobs. We educate our children so that we can all live in a good society."

Lily Eskelsen García, President, National Education Association, US

"Dennis Shirley applies his prodigious knowledge and experience, and inventive mind to produce a powerful framework for understanding the past and shaping the future of educational change. His critique of existing ‘imperatives’ is incisive and devastating in exposing the fundamental flaws of system change models of the past 30 years. A refreshing and insightful read on a big topic."

Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus, OISE/University of Toronto, CA

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Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and Editor-in-Chief of the  Journal of Educational Change.

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Ckfireken
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Fascinating perspective
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2016
This book was tough to put down. It was very interesting to learn about what other countries are doing. However it seems difficult to judge a whole educational system that is made up of thousands of other educational systems. In some ways the author used policy to judge... See more
This book was tough to put down. It was very interesting to learn about what other countries are doing. However it seems difficult to judge a whole educational system that is made up of thousands of other educational systems. In some ways the author used policy to judge education in America and other countries while he also emphasized "unique" examples of success within those systems. I do not believe that those examples of success are that unique. Interesting book filled with the mingling of facts and opinions.
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Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2019
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Beautiful book about how to change education
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018
There was a time when I said to myself: No more books on educational change in my bookshelf. After reading many of the landmark books on the topic there became so many volumes claiming to shed new light of change in education just make thigs more complicated. I had to wait... See more
There was a time when I said to myself: No more books on educational change in my bookshelf. After reading many of the landmark books on the topic there became so many volumes claiming to shed new light of change in education just make thigs more complicated. I had to wait for a long time to change my mind. It was this book by Dennis Shirley that made me find space in my home library. Shirley’s new book “The New Imperatives of Educational Change: Achievement and Integrity” goes right next to seminal works on educational change from Seymour Sarason, Michale Fullan, Andy Hargreaves, and Judith Warren Little.
This book really strikes me because of its clarity and smooth style of writing. Where many other contemporary writings about “educational change” leaves me puzzled by jargon and hollow expressions, Shirley remains loyal to scholarly writing of highest order. Five imperatives explained in this book make a lot of sense and are easy to accept also for less-experienced changemakers, teachers and student interested in expanding and challenging their current thinking. Instead, they provide a powerful framework to make sense the past of education reforms and the new ways to think about on a road ahead. Shirley speaks to his readers through his experience and wisdom about past handicaps in education reform movements but also how moral purpose and integrity must replace old rationales that have been dominated by economic priorities and logic of false competition.
If you look for an enjoyable reading experience that takes you beyond what most other who write about these burning issues of our times to reimagine what schools could be and educational change to get there, read this book and act accordingly.
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and beautiful language, Dennis Shirley presents the most important new ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2018
“Help students find meaning in their lives,” in plain, simple, and beautiful language, Dennis Shirley presents the most important new imperatives of educational change. “Learning to be together” is much more important than learning to outcompete others is another... See more
“Help students find meaning in their lives,” in plain, simple, and beautiful language, Dennis Shirley presents the most important new imperatives of educational change. “Learning to be together” is much more important than learning to outcompete others is another imperative, one that matters tremendously toady. Stop trivializing and prescribing teaching because “teaching is a sensitive craft” that requires much more than technical skills, argues Shirley. “Educators need to decide how to go about studying student learning in ways that are sensitive to their own cultures.” Shirley asks educators to look at evidence, but not accept it blindly. “We have to think!”

This book indeed shows the power of thinking, careful, reflective, and creative thinking about the whys and hows in education. It is apparent that Dennis Shirley had done a lot of thinking about sweeping policies that harm education, popular programs that do students and teachers no good, and most important, the way forward. The meticulous research, incisive observation, personal stories, and global perspective Dennis Shirley masterfully waved together in this book make thinking irresistible.
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Great Theory, but needs more practical orientation
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