Publications

CMEC Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions

At its 106th meeting, CMEC approved the CMEC Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions and two accompanying tools: a self-assessment tool and action plan template. The Reference Framework reflects shared perspectives on transitions and signals the importance of the issue for CMEC. Each jurisdiction may use the elements that best suit its specific objectives and context. The draft assessment tool and action plan template are resources that can be used by provinces and territories, as well as the many stakeholders engaged in work to improve transitions, to gauge the development of initiatives and set out future plans within the context of the Reference Framework.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, Adult Education, Apprenticeship, At-risk students, Diversity, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Equity, Guidance and counselling, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education

In Focus: PIAAC in Canada – What is the role of education in developing literacy and numeracy skills in the territories?

Where do Canada's northern territories stand when it comes to proficiency in literacy and numeracy skills? The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) goes a long way toward answering that question. Although previous studies have examined the determinants of literacy and numeracy of different groups within Canada, very few have specifically analyzed the populations of the country's northern territories — Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Here we look at literacy and numeracy results for the region, with the aim of identifying the key factors contributing to the development of these skills.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research

Statistics Canada's education-related data sources with Aboriginal identifiers

This document examines all Statistics Canada data sources that contain Indigenous identifiers and provides details about the target population, frequency of data collection, Indigenous identifiers used, geographic coverage, and methodological or other issues for each data source. There is also a brief overview of the types of data collected by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Education data and research

CMEC Aboriginal Educators' Symposium: Summary Report

The CMEC Aboriginal Educators' Symposium report provides a comprehensive summary and overview of findings of the event pertaining to Aboriginal Educators.

Categories: Indigenous Education

A Report on Education in Canada 1995

The ministers of education of all the provinces and territories prepared this first joint report on education in Canada to answer the question of how well elementary and secondary schools, colleges/technical institutes, and universities are preparing students for life, work, and the challenges of the future. The report is organized under three themes: accessibility, quality, and relevance.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Equity, Literacy

Literature Review on Factors Affecting the Transition of Aboriginal Youth from School to Work

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.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Apprenticeship, At-risk students, Diversity, Education data and research, Equity, Learner transitions, Postsecondary education

Key Policy Issues in Aboriginal Education: An Evidence-Based Approach

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.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Assessment and evaluation, At-risk students, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education data and research, Educational funding, Elementary and secondary education, Equity

Promoting Equality of Educational Opportunity – Canada Report for the UNESCO Eighth Consultation of Member States on the Implementation of the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education

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.

Categories: Indigenous Education, At-risk students, Diversity, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings

CMEC Technical Workshop on Pan-Canadian Aboriginal Data – Summary Report

The CMEC Technical Workshop on Pan-Canadian Aboriginal Data was held in Ottawa, Canada from March 29 - 30, 2011. The purpose of the workshop was to examine the current state of data on Aboriginal education and to advise on the next steps to improve the availability of such data on Aboriginal learners across the country. By bringing together Canada's data experts in Aboriginal education, it reflected CMEC's commitment to strengthening existing partnerships and working to improve the available data about and for Aboriginal students. This summary report outlines key issues raised at the workshop, areas for further work, and overall themes identified during the course of the workshop. Ministers of education are committed to addressing issues related to Aboriginal education — through activities such as the workshop and the forum — to encourage knowledge mobilization and transfer, facilitate dialogue, and create new partnerships.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education

Backgrounder on the CMEC Aboriginal Education Action Plan

This document provides an overview of the context for the declaration of Aboriginal education as a priority for the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. It outlines the purpose and scope of the resulting action plan, as well as its goals, objectives, long-term outcome measures, and the three targeted deliverables.

Categories: Indigenous Education