Dr. Laura Pinto
Assistant Professor of Education
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Laura Elizabeth Pinto is an assistant professor of educational leadership at Niagara University and the recipient of the 2009 Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research. Her critically-oriented research focuses on democracy and social justice in both education policy and practice. Her empirical research focuses on policy production processes, with emphasis on privatization of policy functions, critical feminist policy analysis, critical thinking, and financial literacy education. The author of nine books and several dozen articles, her publications appear in both scholarly and professional journals to reach multiple audiences of scholars and practitioners. Her latest books are 95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction (Corwin/SAGE, 2012) and Curriculum reform in Ontario: common sense processes and democratic possibilities (University of Toronto Press, 2012).