Publications

Canada's response to the Sixth Consultation on the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1974)

This report is in response to the request from UNESCO that its Member States complete a questionnaire on the application of the Recommendation concerning Education for International Understanding, Cooperation and Peace and Education relating to Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1974 Recommendation). The aim of UNESCO's 1974 Recommendation is to promote world peace through international understanding, solidarity, and cooperation, and it is applicable to formal, non-formal, and informal education at all levels, from pre-primary to higher education, adult education, and lifelong learning. Canada's response was developed by CMEC in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU).

Categories: Civic and Citizenship Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Teaching tools and Resources

Copyright Matters! 4th Edition now available

Copyright Matters! covers items from the Canadian Copyright Act and its regulations, contractual and tariff arrangements with copyright collectives, and court decisions. The publication is a starting point in increasing awareness of your rights and obligations in selecting and using copyright-protected materials for teaching and learning.

Categories: Copyright, Teaching tools and Resources

Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes K to 12

The Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes K to 12 sets out a vision and foundation statements for scientific literacy in Canada, outlines general and specific learning outcomes, and provides illustrative examples for some of these outcomes. The framework provides common ground for the development of curriculum within each participating jurisdiction. Other potential benefits include a greater harmonization of science curriculum for increased student mobility, the development of quality pan-Canadian learning resources, and collaboration in professional development activities by teachers of science. Each jurisdiction determines when and how the framework is to be used.

Categories: Curriculum, Elementary and secondary education, Learning Outcomes, Teaching tools and Resources

Pan-Canadian Protocol For Collaboration On School Curriculum

This document explains the assumptions behind the protocol, its objectives, definitions, and operations and procedures.

Categories: Curriculum, Elementary and secondary education, Learning Outcomes, Teaching tools and Resources

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

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

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

Copyright Bulletin #5

Educational organizations are asking the federal government to change the existing copyright law in order to make it clear that educational use of publicly available Internet material is not an infringement of copyright. This bulletin explains the importance of the change and the legal uncertainties associated with the term "implied licence."

Categories: Copyright, Teaching tools and Resources

Copyright Bulletin #1

Teachers, students, and schools - elementary, secondary, colleges, and universities - need an amendment to the Copyright Act that would allow them to use materials on the Internet that are publicly available for anyone to use, without fear that they are breaking the law. This bulletin explains why the amendment is necessary in an educational context.

Categories: Copyright, Teaching tools and Resources

Copying Internet Resources in Schools

Copyright infringement is of key concern to educators and authorities across the country. The education sector believes that clarity and balance in the Copyright Act must be vigorously championed, so that copyright infringement is eliminated and every student and teacher can be assured of timely and fair access to Internet materials. To this end, the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for education across Canada, in collaboration with teachers, school boards, colleges, universities, and professors, have proposed to the Government of Canada that it enact an education amendment to the Copyright Act to permit the educational use of freely available Internet materials. This document explains the proposed amendment.

Categories: Copyright, Teaching tools and Resources