Award Name : Grawemeyer Award
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Education
Location : Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Andy Hargreaves (born 13 February 1951) is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The mission of the Chair is to promote social justice and connect theory and practice in education.Hargreaves grew up in the small Lancashire textile and engineering town of Accrington in England, home to football club Accrington Stanley. The youngest of three brothers, he was the first in his extended family history to enter higher education, studying sociology at Sheffield University.
Hargreaves completed his PhD in Sociology at the University of Leeds in England, and lectured in a number of English universities including Oxford until in 1987 he moved to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Canada, where he co-founded and directed the International Center for Educational Change. From 2000–2002, he was also Professor of Educational Leadership and Change at the University of Nottingham in England. He is the winner of the 2015 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education.