Published on Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca)
Associate Professor (PhD)
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement
Louis Volante is an Associate 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).
EDUC 5P42: Innovative Practices in Curriculum/Assessment
EDUC 5P44: Curriculum Design, Implementation & Evaluation
EDUC 5P92: Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 8Y63: Introduction to Assessment & Evaluation
Assessment policy and practice; Evaluation of large-scale reform; Comparative and international education; Educational program evaluation
Select Recent Publications
Volante, L. (2012). School Leadership in the Context of Standards-Based Reform: International Perspectives. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
Refereed Journal Articles
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.
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., & 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, 126-144.
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.
Non-Refereed Journal Articles
Beckett, D., Volante, L., & Drake, S., & Reid, J. (2011). The principal’s role in promoting 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.