Publications

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

Bringing Education in Canada to the World, Bringing the World to Canada: An International Education Marketing Action Plan for Provinces and Territories

At the meeting of the Council of the Federation in July, 2011, provincial and territorial Premiers endorsed an International Education Marketing Action Plan. The Action Plan identifies opportunities for federal-provincial-territorial collaboration on marketing aiming. In 2008, international students spent $6.5 billion in Canada and created over 83,000 jobs. By 2025, the global demand for international education is predicted to quadruple from 1.8 million to 7.2 million students.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Foreign credential recognition, International students, Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance, Student and teacher mobility, Technical and vocational education

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice

This report examines the language competencies that research indicates are important for elementary and secondary teachers in English and French first-language schools to have for effective professional practice and teaching excellence.

Categories: Elementary and secondary education, Foreign credential recognition, Human resources in education, Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance, Student and teacher mobility, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching

Report of the Pan-Canadian Committee on Quality Assurance of Degree Programming: Quality Assurance of E-Learning and Private Institutions

This is a report of the discussions by the Pan-Canadian Committee on Quality Assurance of Degree Programming on the legal and quality-assurance issues associated with private institutions and the delivery of programs via e-learning. Where pertinent, issues involving degree granting in Northern Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) are highlighted.

Categories: Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance

Meeting of the OECD Education Committee at Ministerial Level (Athens, Greece, June 27-28, 2006)

Ministers of education from the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development met to discuss issues in higher education. Prior to the opening of the plenary sessions, consultations were held with OECD's Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). This report outlines the discussions of the meetings, including the quality, impact, and costs of higher education.

Categories: Access to Learning, International Organizations and Meetings, Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance

Report of the CMEC Quality Assurance Subcommittee, 2007

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), established a subcommittee on quality assurance in 2004. Part of the mandate of this subcommittee is to report on provincial and territorial activities related to quality assurance. This is their first public report.

Categories: Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance

Informal Meeting of OECD Education Ministers on Evaluating the Outcomes of Higher Education, January 11-12, 2008

The main objective of the meeting was to facilitate an exchange of ideas around the question of evaluating higher-education systems and the feasibility of creating instruments suitable for evaluating higher education across OECD member countries. This report outlines the key points of the discussions around societal expectations, national experiences with evaluating the quality of higher education, and the possibility of measuring learning outcomes in higher education. The document also presents the Canadian contributions and response to the idea of developing an assessment tool for higher education across OECD countries.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, International Organizations and Meetings, Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance

Placing Canadian Quality-Assurance Initiatives in an International Context

This report was prepared for the CMEC Quality Assurance Symposium in 2008. It explores issues of quality and standards in postsecondary education, as well as purposes and approaches for quality assurance, its impact on the quality of degrees, and the components of a quality culture.

Categories: Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance

Ministerial Statement on Quality Assurance of Degree Education in Canada, 2007

Ministers responsible for advanced education have adopted the Statement on Quality Assurance of Degree Education as a guideline to be employed in decision making relating to new degree programs and new degree-granting institutions in provinces and territories. The statement contains three sections: 1. Canadian Degree Qualifications Framework 2. Procedures and Standards for New Degree Program Quality Assessment 3. Procedures and Standards for Assessing New Degree-Granting Institutions

Categories: Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance

Meeting of OECD Education Ministers, Athens, Greece, June 2006

The chair's summary of the 2006 Meeting of OECD Education Ministers lists the areas of agreement concerning the need to reform higher education. Issues include funding, more accessible education, clearer focus on what students learn, responsiveness and diversity, research and innovation, and migration and internationalization. This report provides summaries of the presentations, discussions, and points of agreement and debate.

Categories: Access to Learning, Equity, International Organizations and Meetings, Postsecondary education, Quality Assurance, Student and teacher mobility