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

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

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

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

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

Report of the Canadian Delegation to the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM)

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.

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

Education at a Glance 2003: Country Profile for Canada

This document provides an overview of the data from Canada in the publication Education at a Glance 2003, OECD Indicators. Included are data on the impact of learning, financial and human resources in education, access to education, and the learning environment and the organization of schools.

Categories: Access to Learning, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Human resources in education, Learning Outcomes

Education at a Glance 2004: Country Profile for Canada

This document provides an overview of the data from Canada in the publication Education at a Glance 2004, OECD Indicators. Included are data on the impact of learning, financial and human resources in education, access to education, and the learning environment and the organization of schools.

Categories: Access to Learning, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Human resources in education, Learning Outcomes

Education at a Glance 2005: Country Profile for Canada

This document provides an overview of the data from Canada in the publication Education at a Glance 2005, OECD Indicators. Included are data on the impact of learning, financial and human resources in education, access to education, and the learning environment and the organization of schools.

Categories: Access to Learning, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Educational funding, Human resources in education, Learning Outcomes