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

Graduate Education
EDUC 5P44: Curriculum Design, Implementation and Evaluation
EDUC 5P72: Effecting Change in Education
EDUC 5P92: Introduction to Educational Research

Teacher Education
EDUC 8D09: Principles and Practices for Professional Certification
EDUC 8P04: Student Assessment

Research Interests 

  • Global Educational Governance
  • Transnational Education Policy
  • Education Policy Analysis
  • International Achievement Testing

  • 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].

Book Chapters

Fazio, X., & Volante, L. (2015).Practicum / School Experience / Field Work. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science Education (pp. 764-766). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Tomkins, G. S., Case, R., & Volante, L. (2013). Curriculum development. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto, ON: Historica Canada. Full text [online]: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/curriculum-development.

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.   

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. [Special Edition: Developing Sustainable Assessment Cultures in School Learning Organisations].

Articles in Professional Journals

DeLuca, C., Volante, L., & Earl, L. (in press). Assessment for learning across Canada. Education Canada, 55(2). 

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.

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Dr. Louis Volante
Faculty of Education

Brock University
Hamilton, On.

T 905 547 3555 x3621
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