Publications

Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide, 2004-05

Each year, thousands of Canadian secondary-school students transfer from one province or territory to another. One of the major concerns associated with such transfers is the continuity of students' education. This document was prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education would be as continuous as possible. Information for each jurisdiction is divided into two parts: part I provides information on secondary education in each of the ten provinces and three territories, and part II contains course descriptions to facilitate the placement of students.

Categories: Curriculum, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Student and teacher mobility

Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes K to 12

The Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes K to 12 sets out a vision and foundation statements for scientific literacy in Canada, outlines general and specific learning outcomes, and provides illustrative examples for some of these outcomes. The framework provides common ground for the development of curriculum within each participating jurisdiction. Other potential benefits include a greater harmonization of science curriculum for increased student mobility, the development of quality pan-Canadian learning resources, and collaboration in professional development activities by teachers of science. Each jurisdiction determines when and how the framework is to be used.

Categories: Curriculum, Elementary and secondary education, Learning Outcomes, Teaching tools and Resources

Pan-Canadian Protocol For Collaboration On School Curriculum

This document explains the assumptions behind the protocol, its objectives, definitions, and operations and procedures.

Categories: Curriculum, Elementary and secondary education, Learning Outcomes, Teaching tools and Resources

Education for Sustainable Development in Canadian Faculties of Education

This study examines how Canadian faculties of education are incorporating ESD into their pre-service programs, research, and other activities. It was produced by the CMEC Education for Sustainable Development Working Group (ESDWG), in partnership with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF).

Categories: Curriculum, Education data and research, Education for sustainable development, Postsecondary education

Secondary Education in Canada: A Student Transfer Guide, 1998

Each year, thousands of Canadian secondary-school students transfer from one jurisdiction to another. One of the major concerns associated with such transfers is the continuity of the students' education. This 1998 document was prepared to assist receiving schools in placing secondary students so that their education can be as continuous as possible. The information for each jurisdiction is divided into two parts: Part I provides information about secondary education in the province or territory and Part II contains course descriptions to facilitate the placement of students.

Categories: Curriculum, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Student and teacher mobility

Educating for Sustainability: The Status of Sustainable Development Education in Canada

This report was prepared for the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, by Manitoba Education and Training (Sustainable Development Initiative). It was developed to serve three purposes: first, to provide a historical review of sustainable development/sustainability and a rationale for educating for sustainability; second, to provide a current and comprehensive view of the progress that has occurred across Canada with regard to sustainable-development education; and third, to provide an appropriate context for continuing dialogue and identifying a relevant framework for desired future action.

Categories: Curriculum, Education for sustainable development, Teacher education and professional development, Teaching tools and Resources

United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-14) - Canada's Response to the UNESCO Questionnaire

The United Nations has declared the years 2005 to 2014 as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, under the leadership of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). One of the first steps in implementing plans for the decade was to get an early sense of the activities in place or planned in member countries. To that end, UNESCO circulated a questionnaire requesting input about action plans, events, and the major parties involved. This report details the involvement of 11 of the 13 provincial and territorial governments, as well as of civil society and the federal government.

Categories: Curriculum, Education for sustainable development

Report to UNECE and UNESCO on Indicators of Education for Sustainable Development

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) asked member states to report on their implementation of the Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development in formal, non-formal, and informal settings, within the context of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. This report was structured around the nine main issues outlined in the UNECE questionnaire: policy, regulation, and operational frameworks; formal, non-formal, and informal learning; educators; tools and resources; research and development; cooperation; indigenous knowledge; challenges and obstacles; and assistance needed. The document includes the policies and programs from 2005 to 2007 of the provinces and territories, non-governmental and civil-society organizations, and departments of the federal government.

Categories: Curriculum, Education for sustainable development, Education systems structure and operation, Lifelong learning, Teaching tools and Resources

Fourth APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, Lima, Peru, June 11-12, 2008

The 4th APEC Education Ministerial Meeting focused on the theme of "21st Century Competencies and Skills for All," and the four sub-themes of math and science, career and technical education, language learning, and information and communications technologies and systemic reform. This report details Canada's contributions and bilateral meetings during the event and provides the main discussion document.

Categories: Curriculum, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Technical and vocational education

Education Initiatives in Canada, 1996: 2nd National Consultation on Education, Edmonton, May 9–12, 1996

This document gives an overview of major education activities in 1996 in the Canadian jurisdictions. It was prepared as a background document for the Second National Consultation on Education, organized by CMEC and held in Edmonton from May 9 to 12, 1996.

Categories: Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Curriculum, Educational funding, Elementary and secondary education, Information and Communication Technologies, Postsecondary education, Skills Training, Technical and vocational education