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

Education Commission of the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, Paris, France, November 4–7, 2015

This report contains the main outcomes of the 38th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in November 2015, along with the interventions made by the Canadian delegation to the Education Commission. The 38th session focused on a variety of issues, including the commission's 2016–17 budget; the Education 2030 agenda; preparation of a global convention on the recognition of higher-education qualifications; and two recommendations: one on adult education and one on technical and vocational education and training.

Categories: Adult Education, Civic and Citizenship Education, Foreign credential recognition, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Technical and vocational education, Priorities and Goals in Education

Toolkit of Promising Practices that Assist in the Alignment of Skills and Education

This toolkit was envisioned by the education and provincial-territorial labour market Ministers at the Skills for the Future Symposium in July 2014, held in a response to a request from premiers through the Council of the Federation. The toolkit is an opportunity for sharing promising practices amongst provinces and territories and with the many stakeholders leading and supporting our education, training and employment programs.

Categories: Adult Education, Apprenticeship, Lifelong learning, Skills Training, Technical and vocational education

UNESCO World Education Forum 2015 (WEF), Incheon, Republic of Korea, May 19–22, 2015

This report contains the main outcomes of the UNESCO World Education Forum 2015 (WEF), along with interventions by the Canadian delegation. At the forum, participants took stock of achievements and shortfalls in the implementation of the Dakar Framework for Action – Education for All: Meeting our Collective Commitment, including the Education for All (EFA) goals and the education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), over the period 2000–2015. The conference concluded with the adoption of the Incheon Declaration, which encourages countries to provide inclusive, equitable, quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.

Categories: Education for sustainable development, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Cooperation and Partnerships

Implementing Highly Effective Teacher Policy and Practice: The 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession

The 2015 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was hosted by CMEC and the Learning Partnership, a Canadian national education non-profit, and organized in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 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 20 countries. The theme of the summit was “Implementing Highly Effective Teacher Policy and Practice,” and three interrelated topics that are critical to the success of education systems were discussed: promoting and developing effective leadership; valuing teachers and strengthening their effectiveness; and encouraging innovation to create 21st-century learning environments. The report captures these discussions.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Lifelong learning, Teacher education and professional development, Priorities and Goals in Education

Joint Declaration of Provincial and Territorial Education and Labour Market Ministers

The joint declaration offers three principles to guide work on the alignment of education and skills training and labour-market needs and proposes specific pan-Canadian activities.

Categories: Accountability, Apprenticeship, Education data and research, Education systems structure and operation, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education, Cooperation and Partnerships, Priorities and Goals in Education

CMEC Early Learning and Development Framework

The framework presents a pan-Canadian vision for early learning that can be adapted to the unique needs and circumstances of each province and territory. It is designed to serve as a resource to support the development of policies and initiatives by ministries and departments of education and their partners that enhance the quality and continuity of the learning experience in the early years and beyond.

Categories: Early childhood education, Equity, Inclusive Education, Lifelong learning

Education Commission of the 36th Session of the UNESCO General Conference, Paris, France, November 1–3, 2011

This report contains the main outcomes of the 36th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in November 2011, along with interventions by the Canadian delegation. The 36th session focused on a variety of issues, including the 2012-13 budget for the commission, the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) statistical tool, the 1993 Recommendation on the Recognition of Studies and Qualifications in Higher Education, and the 1976 Recommendation on the Development of Adult Education.

Categories: Adult Education, Foreign credential recognition, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Cooperation and Partnerships

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

The Development and State of the Art of Adult Learning and Education (ALE): Report for Canada

UNESCO asked member states to prepare reports on developments in adult learning and education since 1997, including the current state of the art and future challenges. This report is Canada's response to that request. The focus of the report is on policies, research, and effective practices in literacy, non-formal education, and adult and lifelong learning. The report addresses four major themes, and has an introductory demographic overview and a final section that looks at expectations for CONFINTEA VI and the future of adult learning and education. The four themes are: policy, legislation, and financing; quality of adult learning and education—provision, participation, and achievement; research, innovation, and good practices; and adult literacy.

Categories: Adult Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Literacy, Cooperation and Partnerships