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Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Research Professor at Boston College, Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University. He is Past President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, Adviser in Education to the First Minister of Scotland and from 2016-2018 to the Premier of Ontario. Andy is founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC): a group of 9 nations committed to broadly defined excellence, equity, wellbeing, inclusion, democracy and human rights.

Andy has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities and professional associations worldwide. He has given keynote addresses in 50 countries, 47 US states and all Australian states and Canadian provinces. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards. Andy is ranked in the top 20 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Andy's most recent book (with Michael O’Connor) is Collaborative Professionalism: when teaching together means learning for all (Corwin, May 2018). Three books are projected for completion in 2020. His memoir, Moving: a memoir of education and social mobility, with a Foreword by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland (Solution Tree, June 2020); a research report on the idea of Leading From the Middle is online and will appear as a book later this year, as will his book with Dennis Shirley, Learn to Be.

Learn more about Andy's work at and follow him on Twitter @hargreavesbc.