Publications

Canadian report on anti-discrimination in education

This report is Canada’s response to UNESCO’s ninth consultation of Member States on the measures taken to implement the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference on December 14, 1960. The purpose of the convention and recommendation is not only the elimination of discrimination in education, but also the adoption of measures aimed at promoting equality of educational opportunities and treatment in this field. This ninth consultation covers the period from 2012 to 2015.

Categories: Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, School improvement

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

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

Meeting of the OECD Education Ministers - Raising the Quality of Learning for All, 2004

The Chair's summary of the 2004 meeting of the OECD ministers of education outlines key points on the presentations, discussions, and points of agreement and debate on topics such as establishing standards for and monitoring educational quality, teacher supply and effectiveness, and education and social cohesion.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Elementary and secondary education, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, School improvement

Quality Education for All Young People: Challenges, Trends, and Priorities

This report was prepared for the International Conference on Education (ICE) in 2004. At ICE, the implications for secondary education were considered in terms of qualitative expansion and greater access, but also in relation to other crucial aspects, such as the scope, function, quality, and relevance of secondary- education systems. Within this framework, the policies and practices of the educational jurisdictions across Canada are presented under the headings of gender equality, social inclusion, Aboriginal, immigrant, and special-needs students, flexibility and skills learning, human-values education, education for sustainable development, and the role of teachers.

Categories: Indigenous Education, At-risk students, Education systems structure and operation, Equity, International Organizations and Meetings, School improvement, Special needs students, Technical and vocational education

Report of the Canadian Delegation to the 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM)

The 16th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) was convened to engage in discussion on the main theme, "Access to Quality Education: For the Good of All." Parallel forums for teachers, youth, and stakeholders took place. This report presents the objectives of the Canadian delegation and their interventions, presentations, and bilateral meetings. The key points of the discussions and sessions are summarized and the communiqué and resulting statements are included.

Categories: Access to Learning, Elementary and secondary education, International Organizations and Meetings, School improvement

Access, Inclusion and Achievement: Closing the Gap Country Response: Canada

The 15th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers was held in 2003. The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) prepared this document on policies, strategies, practices, critical concerns, and aspirations for education, specifically in relation to the theme "Access, Inclusion and Achievement - Closing the Gap." The report is divided into two sections: Part A consists of best practices, case studies, innovative solutions and policies, and challenges of the educational systems in the provinces and territories, organized around the themes of access, inclusion, and achievement; Part B is linked to the nine points in the Halifax Statement for Education, which resulted from the 14th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in 2000, and presents progress and success since that meeting in the areas most relevant to Canada's experience, including technologies in education and teacher training.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, Assessment and evaluation, At-risk students, Inclusive Education, Learning Outcomes, Literacy, Prior Learning assessment and recognition, School improvement, Special needs students, Teacher education and professional development