Dr Brenton Faubert
Brenton Faubert est professeur adjoint dans le secteur de l’administration et du leadership en éducation à la faculté d’éducation de l’Université Western. La plupart des recherches de M. Faubert concernent les domaines croisés du financement, de l’administration, de la gouvernance et des politiques de l’éducation dans le contexte de l’éducation M-12.
Les travaux de recherche actuels de Brenton en finance et en administration se concentrent sur le calibrage et l’expansion d’un modèle d’adéquation fondé sur des données probantes, provenant des États-Unis, qui s’appliquerait au contexte canadien afin de déterminer le niveau de ressources nécessaires pour que les écoles et districts délivrent un programme d’éducation de haute qualité pour tous les élèves. Ses travaux récents sur la gouvernance et les politiques de l’éducation examinent la manière dont les quatre conseils ministériels de l’éducation dans les pays fédérés répondent aux questions d’intérêt national dans leurs états respectifs.
M. Faubert a commencé sa carrière comme enseignant et a, par la suite, eu différents rôles dans la recherche et les politiques de l’éducation, y compris au ministère de l’Éducation de l’Ontario, au Conseil des ministres de l’éducation, Canada (CMEC) et à l’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE). Il a obtenu son doctorat à Institut d’études pédagogiques de l’Ontario de l’Université de Toronto (IEPO) dans le domaine de l’administration scolaire et de l’éducation comparée, internationale et en vue du développement.
Lauréat 2017 du Vice Provost’s Award for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning, Western University (prix du recteur adjoint pour l'excellence en enseignement et apprentissage en ligne de l'Université Western)
Project title: Estimating Adequate Levels of School and District Resources: The Case of One Ontario Public School Board
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brenton Faubert (Western)
Funded by: SSHRC Insight Development Grant (Awarded 2017)
Start date: August 2017
End date: June 2019
This project addresses an issue generating considerable debate in both national and international spheres. The debate is over whether current levels of school- and district-level resources are sufficient to provide all students with the opportunity to learn at the high performance standards set by the government.
This project is Phase 2 of a larger, four-phase study aimed at estimating the resource levels and associated expenditure required to achieve finance adequacy for one Ontario public school board for one school year; it will do so by using an evidence-based funding model, developed and tested by U.S. researchers, but calibrated for the province’s K–12 public education context. Phase 2 of the study involves working with one Ontario school board to pilot the model by applying the resource recommendations to one elementary, middle, and secondary school, as well as the district office; after this pilot stage, the model will be applied to all of the remaining schools in the board.
Outcomes of the study include pioneering a method to calibrate and empirically test the model in the Ontario context, which could be replicated in other Canadian and international educational jurisdictions. Empirically, the proposed study is also timely as the estimates have the potential to inform the aforementioned current academic and public debates on adequate levels of school resourcing. Relatedly, the study will provide direction for system and district leaders in Ontario regarding the allocation of resources, such as the adequate number of paraprofessional support workers in schools. Currently, no such direction exists.
Project title: Calibrate an Evidence Based Adequacy Model (EBAM) for Application in the Ontario K–12 Public Education Context
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brenton Faubert (Western)
Funded by: Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success Grant (Awarded 2016)
Start date: January 2016
End date: December 2017
This project is Phase 1 of a larger, four-phase study to estimate the resource levels and associated expenditure required to achieve finance adequacy for one Ontario public school board for one school year. Specifically, this phase examines how an evidence-based adequacy funding model, developed by US researchers Dr. Allen Odden and Dr. Lawrence Picus, can be calibrated to Ontario’s K–12 public education context. The research underlying components of the model (e.g., class size, staffing levels, etc.) drew from empirical research conducted exclusively in the U.S.—therefore, it needed to be calibrated before it could be applied in Ontario.
RECENTLY COMPLETED RESEARCH (completed in or after 2015)
Project title: Evaluation of Ontario’s Suspension and Expulsion Policies and Programs
Co-principal investigators: Dr. Brenton Faubert, Dr. Katina Pollock (Western University)
Funded by: Competitive RFS issued by the Ontario Ministry of Education (Awarded 2015)
Start date: July 2015
End Date: June 2017
The evaluation study was conducted to better understand suspension and expulsion program implementation and to determine the effectiveness or impact of programming and prevention activities. Related to resourcing, the final report also includes a review of the services provided using the related annual funding allocated through the Ontario Grants for Student Needs (GSN) funding formula.
The final report has been submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Education. A copy of the report will be made publicly available shortly.
Project title: The State of Educators’ Professional Learning in Canada
Principal investigator: Dr. Carol Campbell (OISE)
Research team: Dr. Brenton Faubert (Western), Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson (University of Regina), Kenneth Zeichner (University of Washington), Audrey Hobbs-Johnson (Learning Forward British Columbia)
Funded by: Learning Forward
Start date: July 2015
End date: December 2016
This study sought to address a gap in available research by investigating: What is the current state of educators’ professional learning in Canada?
The research team conducted reviews of academic research literature concerning professional learning and of publicly available documents for Canadian provinces and territories and Pan-Canadian sources. A national Advisory Group was formed, which provided relevant research, data, documents, and examples of promising practices. In collaboration with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, focus groups, conference calls, and requests for additional resources from teachers’ organizations in Canada’s provinces and territories were completed. New empirical research was conducted through in-depth case studies in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario, plus a survey.
The final report is available for review: see Recent Publications, Technical Reports.
Faubert, B. (2018). Canada higher education funding. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Faubert, B. & Paulson, E. (2018). Education in the echo chamber: Understanding K-12 education governance in Ontario, Canada. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Faubert, B., Pollock, K., Hauseman, C. (2018). Superintendents’ work (intensification) in a shifting policy climate: Enacting a student discipline strategy. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Faubert, B., Ho ai Le, A.T., Wakim, G., Swapp, D., & Watson, K. (2019). Calibrating the Evidence-Based Adequacy Model across educational contexts: Policy and leadership as powerful influences. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 14(5).
Faubert, B. (In press). Transparent resource management: Implications for leadership and democracy in education. International Journal of Educational Management. [Date of acceptance: April 23, 2018]
Faubert, B., Tucker, W., Bruyns, S., Bryant, S., Chams, A., Culhane, R., Griffore, J., Hussein, R., Taylor-Edwards, D., & Wilson, E. (In press). Leading K–12 refugee integration: A GENTLE approach from Canada. In K. Arar, J. S. Brooks, & I. Bogotch (Eds.), Education and (im)migration: Policy, leadership and praxis for a changing world. Emerald Publishing. [Date of acceptance: April 22, 2018]
Osmond-Johnson, P., Campbell, C., Faubert, B. (2018). Supporting professional learning: The work of Canadian teacher organizations. Professional Development in Education. DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2018.1486877.
Faubert, B., Campbell, C., & Osmond-Johnson, P. (2018). Enabling educator professional development through resourcing: A pan-Canadian perspective. International Studies in Educational Administration, 46(2), 71-91.
Faubert, B. (2017). [Review of the book The end of public schools: The corporate reform agenda to privatize education, by D. W. Hursh]. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy,182, 9–12.
Faubert, B. (2016). The cost of secondary course failure: The case of Ontario. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 181, 1–37.
Campbell, C., Osmond-Johnson, P., & Faubert, B. (2016). Developing teachers as the learning profession: Findings from the state of educator’s professional learning in Canada study. Scottish Educational Review, 48(2), 3–23.
Faubert, B. (2015). [Review of the book The principal as human resources leader: A guide to exemplary practices for personnel administration, by M. S. Norton]. Leadership & Policy in Schools, 15(3) 384–387.
Bascia, N., & Faubert, B. (2012). Primary class size reduction: How policy space, physical space, and spatiality shape what happens in real schools. Leadership and Policy in school, 11(3), 344–364 .
Sá, C., Faubert, B., Edelstein, H., & Qi, J. (2012). Understanding how organizations use the Internet to mobilise knowledge: Findings from the field of education. International Journal of Management in Education [Special Issue], 6(1–2), 1–21.
Sá, C., & Li, S., & Faubert, B. (2010). Faculties of education and institutional strategies for knowledge Mobilization: An exploratory study. Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 61(5), 501–512.
Pollock, K., Faubert, B., Hauseman, C., & Bakker, P. (2017). Ontario’s suspension and expulsion program evaluation: Final report. Ontario Ministry of Education, Toronto, ON.
Pollock, K., Faubert, B., Hauseman, C., & Bakker, P. (2017). Ontario’s suspension and expulsion program evaluation: Executive Summary. Toronto, ON: Ontario Ministry of Education. Retrieved from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/memos/jan2018/findings_western_university_report_en.pdf
Campbell, C., Osmond-Johnson, P., Faubert, B., Zeichner, K., & Hobbs-Johnson, A. (2017). The state of educators’ professional learning in Canada: Final Report. Learning Forward: Oxford, OH. Retrieved from: https://learningforward.org/docs/default-source/pdf/learning-forward-report-the-state-of-educators-professional-learning-in-canada.pdf
Campbell, C., Osmond-Johnson, P., Faubert, B., Zeichner, K., & Hobbs-Johnson, A. (2016). The state of educators’ professional learning in Canada:Executive Summary. Learning Forward: Oxford, OH. Retrieved from https://learningforward.org/docs/default-source/pdf/CanadaStudyExecSumm2016.pdf
Pollock, K., Faubert, B., Hauseman, C., Bakker, P., & Chiodo, D. (2016). Ontario’s suspension and expulsion program evaluation: Interim report. Toronto, ON: Ontario Ministry of Education.
Chiodo, D., Pollock, K., Faubert, B., Hauseman, C., & Bakker, P. (2016). School suspension and expulsion interjurisdictional scan: Technical report. Toronto, ON: Ontario Ministry of Education. Retrieved from
Chiodo, D., Pollock, K., Faubert, B., Hauseman, C., & Bakker, P. (2016). School suspension and expulsion literature review: Technical report. Toronto, ON: Ontario Ministry of Education.
Campbell, C., Osmond-Johnson, P., & Faubert, B. (2016). The state of educators’ professional learning in Canadaliterature review: Technical report. Learning Forward: Oxford, OH.
Faubert, B. (2012). A literature review of school practices to overcome school failure (OECD Education Working Paper No. 68). Retrieved from https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/a-literature-review-of-school-practices-to-overcome-school-failure_5k9flcwwv9tk-en
Faubert, B., & Blacklock, C. (2012). Review of evaluation studies on reducing failure in schools and improving equity. Project analytical paper. OECD, Paris.
Bascia, N., Connelly, C., Flessa, J., Mascall, B., Chindalo, P., Faubert, B., Fredua-Kwarteng, E., Leung, J., & Rottmann, C. (2010 ). Ontario’s primary class size reduction initiative: Report on early implementation. Prepared for the Canadian Education Association and the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Mady, C., Arnott, S., Faubert, B., & Lapkin, S. (October, 2008). Evaluation of SEVEC’s summer youth volunteer program. North Bay, ON: Nipissing University.
Enseignement et supervision
Financement de l’éducation pour les dirigeantes et dirigeants scolaires
Enjeux contemporains du leadership dans les contextes organisationnels
Objectifs du leadership en éducation
Comprendre les théories, les processus et les outils du changement
Recherche sur l’amélioration du leadership et les réformes en éducation