Decrease font size Reset font size Increase font size
Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
John Portelli

John Portelli
Professor Emeritus

phone: (416) 978-0446

Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Social Justice Education

Centre for Leadership and Diversity

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Publications


Student Engagement in Urban Schools: Beyond Neoliberal Discourses (with Brenda McMahon), North Carolina: Information Age Publishers (forthcoming February, 2012)

Leading for Equity: The investing in Diversity Approach (with Rosemary Campbell-Stephens) Toronto,ON: Edphil Books, 2009.

Taħt iċ-Ċirasa/Under the Cherry Tree. Collection of 37 poems and 100 haiku in Maltese with English translations. Malta: PEG Publishers, 2008.

Toward an Equitable Education: Poverty and Students 'at risk' (with Carolyn Shields and Ann Vibert). Toronto, ON: OISE, August, 2007.

Critical Democracy and Educational Leadership Issues: Philosophical Responses to the Neoliberal Agenda (Editor), special issue of Journal of Thought 42,1, 2007.

Key Questions in Education (with William Hare). San Francisco,CA: Caddo Gap Press and Edphil Books, Toronto, 2007.

Honours and Awards

In 2005 he received the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Mentorship Award.

Three of his books won the American Educational Studies Association Critic Award (1997, 2001, 2008), and another of his books won the Canadian Association for the Foundations of Education Book Award. (1998)

Noted Scholar, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia (1998)

Invited Lansdowne Visiting Scholar at the University of Victoria in February 2012.