Publications

CMEC Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions

At its 106th meeting, CMEC approved the CMEC Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions and two accompanying tools: a self-assessment tool and action plan template. The Reference Framework reflects shared perspectives on transitions and signals the importance of the issue for CMEC. Each jurisdiction may use the elements that best suit its specific objectives and context. The draft assessment tool and action plan template are resources that can be used by provinces and territories, as well as the many stakeholders engaged in work to improve transitions, to gauge the development of initiatives and set out future plans within the context of the Reference Framework.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Access to Learning, Adult Education, Apprenticeship, At-risk students, Diversity, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Equity, Guidance and counselling, Learner transitions, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education

First Consultation of the Americas – Ministers of Education: “A New Culture of Health in the School Context,” Mexico City, Mexico, October 16–19, 2012

This report summarizes the main issues discussed at the First Consultation of the Americas – Ministers of Education: “A New Culture of Health in the School Context,” held in October 2012 in Mexico City. It also provides the main messages conveyed by the Canadian delegation to participants. The consultation focused on successful practices in four priority areas: obesity, lack of physical activity, substance abuse, and sexual and reproductive health.

Categories: At-risk students, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings, Student Health and Safety, Special needs students, Teachers and Teaching

Literature Review on Factors Affecting the Transition of Aboriginal Youth from School to Work

While Aboriginal peoples represent Canada's fastest-growing population, their education and employment outcomes lag significantly behind the rest of the population. This literature review examines the challenges faced by Aboriginal youth in completing their education and the factors that impede or foster their successful transition from school to work.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Apprenticeship, At-risk students, Diversity, Education data and research, Equity, Learner transitions, Postsecondary education

Key Policy Issues in Aboriginal Education: An Evidence-Based Approach

This report considers how better data and evidence can be developed to support jurisdictions' efforts to improve the academic achievement and attainment of Aboriginal students in provincial and territorial elementary and secondary schools.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Assessment and evaluation, At-risk students, Diversity, Early childhood education, Education data and research, Educational funding, Elementary and secondary education, Equity

Promoting Equality of Educational Opportunity – Canada Report for the UNESCO Eighth Consultation of Member States on the Implementation of the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education

UNESCO regularly monitors the implementation of the Convention and Recommendation against Discrimination in Education, as adopted by UNESCO's General Conference on December 14, 1960. Canada's response to the eighth consultation, developed jointly by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, highlights the progress that education systems have made in providing access to quality education that is widely inclusive so that all students can participate and succeed to the best of their abilities. The report also discusses the ongoing challenges in achieving equality of educational opportunities in Canada, based on education indicators. The eighth consultation covers the period from 2006 to 2011.

Categories: Indigenous Education, At-risk students, Diversity, Equity, Inclusive Education, International Organizations and Meetings

Report on the PCERA 2000 Symposium on Children and Youth at Risk

This report documents the proceedings of the symposium and includes summaries of presentations, discussions, and commissioned research papers. An analysis of themes and issues as well as policy issues is provided in the section entitled “Children and Youth at Risk: A Synthesis,” written by Dr. Robert Crocker of Memorial University.

Categories: At-risk students, Education data and research, Elementary and secondary education

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

Interrupting High School and Returning to Education

The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) is an ongoing initiative of the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnershp between Statistics Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to provide a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada. This fact sheet reports on the proportion of young adults who have left high school without a diploma and, among them, the proportions who have returned to obtain a high -school diploma and who progressed to postsecondary education. It presents data for Canada and the provinces from the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS).

Categories: Access to Learning, At-risk students, Education data and research, Enrolment and graduation, Equity, Learner transitions, Learning Outcomes, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education, Prior Learning assessment and recognition

Fact sheet: School-age population living in low-income circumstances

The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) is an ongoing initiative of the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), a partnership between Statistics Canada and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to provide a set of statistical measures on education systems in Canada. This fact sheet reports on the school-age population living in low-income circumstances.

Categories: At-risk students, Education data and research, Equity

A Literature Review of Factors that Support Successful Transitions by Aboriginal People from K–12 to Postsecondary Education

A literature review that identifies key research findings relating to the challenges facing Aboriginal people as they make the transition from K-12 to postsecondary education was commissioned by the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC). The goal of the project is to understand the challenges Aboriginal people face in the transition from K–12 to postsecondary education through a synthesis of the available provincial/territorial and pan-Canadian literature as well as a scan of data available to support further research.

Categories: Indigenous Education, At-risk students, Diversity, Education data and research, Enrolment and graduation, Equity, Learner transitions, Postsecondary education, Student and teacher mobility