Publications

Assessing the Qualifications of Refugees - Best Practices and Guidelines

Published by the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC), this report introduces a set of best practices and guidelines that can be used by organizations to put in place an alternative qualifications-assessment procedure without access to verifiable documentation. Such a procedure could be made available to refugees and those in refugee-like situations who may not have access to the documentation normally required for these procedures.

Categories: Credit Transfer, Diversity, Enrolment and graduation, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International students, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility

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

International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2016

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.

Categories: Access to Learning, Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching, Priorities and Goals in Education

International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2014 - Report of the Canadian Delegation

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.

Categories: Access to Learning, Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching, Priorities and Goals in Education

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

Report on the PCERA 1999 Pan-Canadian Research Agenda Symposium

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.

Categories: Civic and Citizenship Education, Diversity, Education data and research, Equity, Information and Communication Technologies, Learning Outcomes, Special needs students, Teachers and Teaching

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

Pan-Canadian Report on Official Languages in Education, 2005–06 to 2008–09

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.

Categories: Access to Learning, Accountability, Adult Education, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Inclusive Education, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Official languages, Postsecondary education, School improvement, Teaching tools and Resources, Teachers and Teaching

Education in a Global Era: Developments in Education in Canada

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.

Categories: Access to Learning, Diversity, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Teacher education and professional development