Global Education Governance

Louis Volante, Brock University

This session examines the influential role that international organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and the European Union play in global educational governance. How the OECD frames surveys such as PISA, TALIS, and PIAAC, and embeds them in human capital discourses will be a focal point of discussion. Collectively, the session examines the cognitive and normative role of international organisations in the governance of national education systems and analyzes the implications for large-scale educational reform.



About the speaker

Louis Volante (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Education at Brock University, Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, and President of the Canadian Educational Researchers’ Association (CERA). Professor Volante’s current research is focused on education and public policy analysis; international assessments and the politics of education reform; metrics, performance monitoring, and education governance; migrant integration policies and education outcomes; and social inequality in education. He has been featured as an educational change expert by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (see http://www.aera.net/SIG155/Lead-the-Change-Series - Issue 72).



Venue: Room 0.16

Date: 18 June 2019

Time: 15:00 - 16:00


UNU-MERIT