Dr. Louis Volante

Faculty of Education

Dr. Louis Volante

Professor (PhD)
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement

Louis Volante is a Professor in the Faculty of Education. He recently completed a longitudinal project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), which examined the influence of policy contexts on assessment practices and school leadership. His work has been published in Assessment in Education, Policy Futures in Education, Journal of Educational Administration, Canadian Journal of Education, Action in Teacher Education, Studying Teacher Education, Journal of Educational Thought, and the Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, among other scholarly journals. Dr. Volante is a past recipient of the RWB Jackson Award for the most outstanding English language journal article from the Canadian Educational Researchers' Association. He obtained his PhD from the Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education at the Ontario Institute for the Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT).

Courses Taught

EDUC 5P42: Innovative Practices in Curriculum/Assessment
EDUC 5P44: Curriculum Design, Implementation & Evaluation
EDUC 5P92: Introduction to Educational Research

EDUC 8P04: Student Assessment - Intermediate/Senior
EDUC 8P88: History - Intermediate/Senior

Research Interests

Student assessment policies and practices; International comparison testing; Comparative policy analysis; Evaluation of large-scale reform.

Select Recent Publications


Volante, L. (2012). School Leadership in the Context of Standards-Based Reform: International Perspectives. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Refereed Journal Articles

Klinger, D., Volante, L., & DeLuca, C. (2012). Building teacher capacity within the evolving assessment culture in Canadian education. Policy Futures in Education, 10(4), 447-460.

Volante, L., & Beckett, D. (2011). Formative assessment and the contemporary classroom: Synergies and tensions between research and practice. Canadian Journal of Education, 34(2), 239-255.

Volante, L., & Cherubini, L. (2011). The challenges school administrators face in building assessment literacy. Assessment Matters, 3, 161-182.

Cherubini, L., & Volante, L. (2011). Teachers and administrators’ perceptions of student assessment as a component of the New Teacher Induction Program. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 15(2), 6-13.

Fazio, X., & Volante, L. (2011). Pre-service science teachers’ perceptions of their practicum classrooms. The Teacher Educator, 46(2), 126-144.

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Volante, L., & Earl, L. (2013). Standards, accountability, and student assessment systems (web exclusive). Education Canada, 53(3). Full text [online]: http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada.

Beckett, D., Volante, L., & Drake, S., & Reid, J. (2011). The principal and effective classroom assessment. Leadership in Focus, 23, 30-33.

Earl, L., Volante, L., & Katz, S. (2011). Unleashing the promise of assessment for learning. Education Canada, 51(3), 17-20.

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Dr. Louis Volante
Faculty of Education

Brock University
Hamilton, On.

T 905 547 3555 x3621
E louis.volante@brocku.ca


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