Publications

International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2016

The 2016 International Summit on the Teaching Profession was hosted by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Lander in the Federal Republic of Germany, in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 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 22 high-achieving or rapidly improving countries, as measured by student performance in OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). While previous summits focused on raising the quality and status of the teaching profession, teacher evaluation, and the challenges of providing equitable access to excellent teaching, the theme of the 2016 summit was “Teachers' Professional Learning and Growth: Creating the Conditions to Achieve Quality Teaching for Excellent Learning Outcomes,” and centred on the knowledge, skills, and character dispositions that successful teachers require; the policies that help teachers acquire the competencies they need to be effective; and how governments can implement these policies effectively. The report captures these discussions.

Categories: Access to Learning, Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching, Priorities and Goals in 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

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

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

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

International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2014 - Report of the Canadian Delegation

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the fourth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP), which took place in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 28 and 29, 2014. The summit brought together more than 300 teaching professionals and policy-makers around the theme of “Excellence, Equity and Inclusiveness — High-Quality Teaching for All.” The report provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to the meeting participants, including the announcement that Canada will host the 2015 summit in Banff, Alberta.

Categories: Access to Learning, Diversity, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Learning Outcomes, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and Teaching, 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

18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM), August 28–31, 2012, Pailles, Mauritius

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM), held in August 2012 in Mauritius. It also provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to participants. The theme for the 2012 conference was “Education in the Commonwealth: Bridging the Gap as We Accelerate Towards Achieving Internationally Agreed Goals (IAGs).”

Categories: Inclusive Education, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Teacher education and professional development, Priorities and Goals in Education

Learn Canada 2020

Learn Canada 2020 is the framework that provincial and territorial ministers of education, through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, are using to enhance Canada's education systems, learning opportunities, and overall educational outcomes. The document presents the four pillars of lifelong learning: early childhood learning and development, elementary through high school, postsecondary education, and adult learning and skills training. Within the four pillars, ministers have identified eight specific activity areas and accompanying objectives. As well, the document includes statements on key partners and stakeholders and communication with Canadians.

Categories: Lifelong learning, Priorities and Goals in Education

The Victoria Declaration 1993

The 1993 declaration is a statement of the commitment by the ministers of education to work together to face many of the challenges and opportunities in education. The declaration includes a statement of shared values and an action plan.

Categories: Priorities and Goals in Education