Publications

Education World Forum, London, United Kingdom, January 19-22, 2014

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the 2014 Education World Forum held in London, UK, from January 19 to 22, 2014. Under the theme of “Planning for 2015 — Policy-making catalyst for a decade ahead: measurement, reach and enterprise,” education ministers and officials discussed issues such as the impact of data on learning, driving improvement in education, and youth employment challenges and solutions.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Skills Training, Priorities and Goals in Education

Establishing a Pan-Canadian Credential Assessment Centre for Internationally Educated Teachers

This report describes the findings from a feasibility study on establishing pan-Canadian centres for the assessment of the credential of internationally educated teachers (IETs). The study developed summary profiles for each Canadian province and territory, identifying commonalities and differences in the current processes and practices for IET credential assessment across Canada and evaluated best practices in other contexts of credential assessment. It then drew upon previous reports, as well as focus groups, to synthesize its findings into a proposed model for the country. The study was designed to provide recommendations for a pan-Canadian method of assessing the credentials of IETs.

Categories: Foreign credential recognition, Information and Communication Technologies, Quality Assurance, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching

The Education World Forum (EWF), London, United Kingdom, January 28–30, 2013

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the Education World Forum, held in January 2013, and provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to forum participants. The event brought together more than 100 ministers of education to discuss their experiences in education policy-making.

Categories: Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, School improvement, Teaching tools and Resources

18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM), August 28–31, 2012, Pailles, Mauritius

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM), held in August 2012 in Mauritius. It also provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to participants. The theme for the 2012 conference was “Education in the Commonwealth: Bridging the Gap as We Accelerate Towards Achieving Internationally Agreed Goals (IAGs).”

Categories: Inclusive Education, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Teacher education and professional development, Priorities and Goals in Education

5th APEC Education Ministerial Meeting

This report contains the main outcomes of the 5th APEC Education Ministerial Meeting, which took place May 21–23, 2012, in Korea. The meeting focused on topics such as globalization and education, innovation in education, and education cooperation. At the conclusion of the meeting, ministers adopted a joint statement, “Envisioning Together for the Future and Hope,” pledging to continue to foster regional innovative growth, promote future skills suitable for the global society, create innovative instructional delivery systems, and foster more collaborative policy decisions.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Information and Communication Technologies, Postsecondary education, Teacher education and professional development, Cooperation and Partnerships

The Education World Forum (EWF), London, United Kingdom, January 9–11, 2012

This report contains the main observations of the Canadian delegation to the Education World Forum held in January 2012.

Categories: Inclusive Education, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Teaching tools and Resources

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

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Networked ICT in Education

In 2001, the Advisory Committee for On-line Learning - a joint committee of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Industry Canada - developed a research agenda related to on-line learning, from which the topic for this review was derived. In order to make informed and justifiable decisions about the allocation of resources, the government needed research evidence about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in lifelong education. This report reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of on-line and networked learning through an extensive international literature review, including summaries of relevant studies, analysis of general themes, gaps, and results, and the presentation of conclusions and recommendations.

Categories: Education data and research, Information and Communication Technologies

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