Dr. Louis Volante
Faculty of Education
Dr. Louis Volante
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement
Louis Volante is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 2016, he will be a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Governance UNU-MERIT (United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and social Research institute on Innovation and Technology) in Maastricht, the Netherlands. His research is focused on the following interconnected themes: education governance, global education policy, education policy analysis, international achievement studies, and comparative and international education. Professor Volante has more than 75 publications, which have been widely referenced by scholars in more than 30 countries, and every continent. His research has been supported by Departments of Education and external funding agencies such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Professor Volante is a former recipient of the R.W.B. Jackson Publication Award, which is awarded annually by the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association, for the best English language journal article.
EDUC 5P44: Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation
EDUC 5P72: Effecting Change in Education
EDUC 5P92: Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 8D09: Principles and Practices for Professional Certification
EDUC 8P04: Student Assessment
- Education Governance
- Global Education Policy
- Education Policy Analysis
- International Achievement Studies
- Comparative and International Education
Select Recent Publications
Volante, L. (Ed.) (2012). School Leadership in the Context of Standards-Based Reform: International Perspectives. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer [ISBN: 978-94-007-4094-5].
Fazio, X., & Volante, L. (2015).Practicum / School Experience / Field Work. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science Education (pp. 764-766). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
Volante, L. (2012). Equity in multicultural student assessment. In S. E. Gibson (Ed.), Canadian Curriculum Studies: Trends, Issues, and Influences (pp. 289-301). Vancouver, B.C: Pacific Educational Press.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Birenbaum, M., DeLuca, C., Earl, L., Heritage, M., Klenowski, V., Looney, A., Smith, K., Timperley, H., Volante, L., & Wyatt-Smith, C. (Alphabetical Order) (in press). International trends in the implementation of assessment for learning: Implications forpolicy and practice. Policy Futures in Education, 13(1).
Volante, L. (2013). Canadian policy responses to international comparison testing. Interchange, 44(3-4), 169-178.
Articles in Professional Journals
Volante, L., & Earl, L.(2013). Standards, accountability, and student assessment systems: An international overview (web exclusive). Education Canada. Full text [online]: http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada.