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The 2016 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was hosted by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Lander in the Federal Republic of Germany, in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Education International. The summit brought together official delegations of ministers of education, union leaders, outstanding teachers, and other education experts, as well as observers, from 22 high-achieving or rapidly improving countries, as measured by student performance in OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). While previous summits focused on raising the quality and status of the teaching profession, teacher evaluation, and the challenges of providing equitable access to excellent teaching, the theme of the 2016 summit was “Teachers' Professional Learning and Growth: Creating the Conditions to Achieve Quality Teaching for Excellent Learning Outcomes,” and centred on the knowledge, skills, and character dispositions that successful teachers require; the policies that help teachers acquire the competencies they need to be effective; and how governments can implement these policies effectively. The report captures these discussions.
This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the fourth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP), which took place in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 28 and 29, 2014. The summit brought together more than 300 teaching professionals and policy-makers around the theme of “Excellence, Equity and Inclusiveness — High-Quality Teaching for All.” The report provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to the meeting participants, including the announcement that Canada will host the 2015 summit in Banff, Alberta.
While Aboriginal peoples represent Canada's fastest-growing population, their education and employment outcomes lag significantly behind the rest of the population. This literature review examines the challenges faced by Aboriginal youth in completing their education and the factors that impede or foster their successful transition from school to work.
This report considers how better data and evidence can be developed to support jurisdictions' efforts to improve the academic achievement and attainment of Aboriginal students in provincial and territorial elementary and secondary schools.
UNESCO regularly monitors the implementation of the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education, as adopted by UNESCO's General Conference on December 14, 1960. Canada's response to the eighth consultation, developed jointly by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, highlights the progress that education systems have made in providing access to quality education that is widely inclusive so that all students can participate and succeed to the best of their abilities. The report also discusses the ongoing challenges in achieving equality of educational opportunities in Canada, based on education indicators. The eighth consultation covers the period from 2006 to 2011.
This is the second of two reports called for under the Protocol for Agreements for Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction, 2005-2006 to 2008-2009. It provides a summative description of the achievement of outcomes supported by protocol funding — the projects, initiatives, and ongoing efforts in minority-language education and second-language instruction carried out by the provinces and territories.
At the request of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNESCO has asked member states to report on the first phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education, 2005–2009. CMEC and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO have collaborated to prepare the report for Canada covering the period from 2005 to 2009.The main sections of the report deal with policies and policy implementation, learning environments, teaching and learning processes and resources, and the training of school personnel.
A literature review that identifies key research findings relating to the challenges facing Aboriginal people as they make the transition from K-12 to postsecondary education was commissioned by the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC). The goal of the project is to understand the challenges Aboriginal people face in the transition from K–12 to postsecondary education through a synthesis of the available provincial/territorial and pan-Canadian literature as well as a scan of data available to support further research.
As a response to the UNESCO questionnaire to Member States to assess the implementation of the Road Map for Arts Education and provide an overview on the status of arts education, CMEC in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO has prepared a report for Canada. The report focuses on the contribution of arts education to literacy, adult education, social cohesion, enhanced personal-growth opportunities, and Aboriginal education and arts.
The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) is an ongoing initiative of the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnership between Statistics Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to provide a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada. This fact sheet reports on postsecondary enrolment and graduation.
This document contains two reports. The first highlights the structure and management of the education systems in Canada, as well as access to learning, early childhood education, learning outcomes, and teacher training. The second focuses on inclusive education and its legislative frameworks and policies, as well as the programs and services provided to vulnerable populations in the elementary and secondary school systems.
UNESCO regularly monitors the implementation of its Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education. The purpose of the convention and recommendation is not only the elimination of discrimination in education, but also the adoption of measures aimed at promoting equality of educational opportunity and treatment. For each of the six main articles of the convention and recommendation, UNESCO has prepared specific questions that probe the application of each of the articles. The chapters that respond to the questions on the first three articles focus on educational laws, legislative texts, and policies that prohibit discrimination in education and promote equal educational opportunities, and how these laws and policies conform to the convention and recommendation. The issues include: free and equitable access to elementary and secondary education; the establishment and quality-control of public, separate, and private school systems; access of foreign nationals to school systems and credential recognition; public-school funding; and postsecondary access and student financial support. The chapter on the fourth article looks at "reaching the un-reached" and the policy measures and programs that enable disadvantaged and vulnerable groups to have access to basic education. To reflect the pan-Canadian context, the groups that have been included are Aboriginal students, children of immigrants, visible-minority students, and special-needs students. The chapter on the fifth article probes the issues of human-values education and national-minority education. In the chapter corresponding to the seventh article, an overview of the results and obstacles is presented, along with a review of the main issues to be addressed in the ongoing fight against discrimination in education.
This report is Canada's response to the request by the Director-General of UNESCO for information on steps taken by member states to apply the Declaration and the Integrated Framework of Action on Education for Peace, Human Rights and Democracy, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1995. The report covers topics such as citizenship, peace, human rights, global education, the atmosphere of educational institutions, educational materials, teacher training, the education of vulnerable groups and Aboriginal peoples, and related research and development.
This country report was prepared by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, as a background paper to the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in November 2000, on the theme "Education in a Global Era: Challenges to Equity, Opportunities for Diversity." The report summarizes developments in education in Canada's provinces and territories over the past five years, with special emphasis on education strategies for the new millennium. The themes covered in the report include access, equity, and diversity. The responses of school and public-health systems to preventing HIV/AIDS are also part of the document.
The 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from November 26 to 30, 2000. Delegations from 45 Commonwealth countries convened to engage in discussions on the main theme, "Education in a Global Era: Challenges to Equity, Opportunities for Diversity," and five sub-themes: accessibility, social and economic development, enhancing cultural integrity, strengthening quality, and promoting mobility. The major outcome of the conference is the Halifax Statement, which delineates the Commonwealth vision and guiding principles for education. The report provides summaries of the sessions and a copy of the Halifax Statement.
In early August 1998, CESC circulated a request for proposals to the education research community. Researchers were asked to write a proposal to develop a 6000-word paper that both reviewed the current state of research and proposed research questions for a pan-Canadian agenda on any one of the priority subjects that constituted the PCERA. Twelve papers were completed and presented at the PCERA Symposium.
The UNESCO Convention and the Recommendation Against Discrimination in Education were adopted by the General Conference in 1960. By 1997, five consultations of member states had been conducted to monitor the progress made and the obstacles still to be overcome. This sixth consultation focused on the status of the basic education of four population groups: women and girls, persons belonging to minority groups, refugees, and indigenous peoples. This report provides an overall picture of the situation in Canada, describing in general terms the legislation and policies underpinning the actions being undertaken to counter discrimination in education. The results of these initiatives are also summarized.
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