Publications

G20 Education Ministerial Meeting and the Education and Joint Education and Employment Ministerial Meeting - Report of the Canadian Delegation

The G20 Education Ministerial Meeting and the Joint Education and Employment Ministerial Meeting were hosted by the government of Argentina, the 2018 G20 president. The meetings brought together education ministers and leaders from around the world to discuss best practices in curriculum reform, teacher training, innovative education strategies, and education financing, both domestic and international. The report of the Canadian delegation captures these discussions.

Categories: Access to Learning, Adult Education, Civic and Citizenship Education, Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Skills Training, Teachers and Teaching, Priorities and Goals in Education

2018 OECD Skills Summit, June 28–29, 2018, Porto, Portugal

This report contains the main highlights of the June 2018 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Skills Summit, which was co-organized by the OECD and the government of Portugal. Exploring the theme of “skills for a digital world,” the summit focused on three main areas: risks and opportunities in a digital world; rethinking education and lifelong learning policies; and better skills policies for tomorrow’s world. Participants discussed the impact of digitalization on workplaces, what governments are doing to ensure that citizens are equipped with the skills they need to participate effectively in an increasingly digitalized world, and how institutional policies can be redesigned to be more responsive to the challenges and opportunities of a digitized world.

Categories: Civic and Citizenship Education, Early childhood education, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Learner transitions, Learning Outcomes, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education, Skills Training, 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

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

2013 OECD Informal Meeting of Ministers of Education, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2–4, 2013

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the 2013 OECD Informal Meeting of Ministers of Education, “Fostering skills and employability through education,” Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2–4, 2013. The meeting focused on a variety of skills-related issues and included briefings on the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Categories: International Organizations and Meetings, Skills Training, Priorities and Goals in Education

Developing an Adult-Education Policy Framework: Terminology, Typology, and Best Practices

This research report was prepared to support the development of a policy framework for adult education across Canada. Research was conducted between December 2004 and March 2005, employing: an extensive literature review of recent adult-education and lifelong-learning literature; the completion of a survey by provincial and territorial governments involved in the development and delivery of adult-education programs; a review of federal government Web sites to identify adult-education and training programs; and consultation with a targeted group of expert adult-educators and practitioners. The report includes an overview of the current state of adult education, definitions, a proposed policy framework, and guiding principles.

Categories: Adult Education, Lifelong learning, Literacy, Skills Training

United Nations Literacy Decade, 2003-2012

This report looks at literacy activities from 2004 to 2006 of the provincial, territorial, and federal governments, and of civil society, under the six themes outlined by UNESCO for this review: policy; flexible programs; capacity building of educators, stakeholders, and partners; research; community participation; and monitoring and evaluation. The report includes literacy for young children, school-aged children, and adults, with special attention paid to groups such as Aboriginal learners, new immigrants, special-needs students, families, and workers.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Adult Education, At-risk students, Inclusive Education, Lifelong learning, Literacy, Skills Training, Special needs students, Teacher education and professional development

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

Report on the CMEC Adult Literacy Forum (June 19-20, 2006)

The 2006 CMEC Adult Literacy Forum, "Investing in Our Potential: Towards Quality Adult Literacy Programs in Canada," featured presentations that compared Canada's performance on international literacy tests to that of other countries and stressed the need for innovative, coherent, and long-term government efforts to strengthen adult-literacy provision at the community level, and the economic effects of improved literacy. The report also covers the workshops on workplace literacy, issues of measurement and evaluation of program success, quality provision, and the recommendations from the forum.

Categories: Assessment and evaluation, Educational funding, Literacy, Skills Training

Meeting of the OECD Education Committee at Ministerial Level

The report of the Canadian delegation on the 2001 Meeting of the OECD Education Committee at Ministerial Level on "Investing in Competencies for All" provides details on the sessions dealing with information and communications technologies, lifelong learning and training for all, trade in services, developing innovative teaching and learning in schools, and promoting social values in schools.

Categories: Civic and Citizenship Education, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Lifelong learning, Skills Training