Publications

Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada

This report provides a framework to share information at the pan-Canadian and international levels on work underway in Canada to achieve SDG 4. The report builds on SDG 4 data and indicators and includes, where possible, provincial and territorial data.

Categories: Adult Education, Early childhood education, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada, Appendix A

This document is an appendix to the CMEC report Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Canada. It includes source tables for the data presented throughout the CMEC report.

Categories: Adult Education, Early childhood education, Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Equity, Postsecondary education, Technical and vocational education

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

Education Commission of the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference - Report of the Canadian Delegation

This report contains the main outcomes of the 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference held in November 2017, along with the interventions made by the Canadian delegation to the Education Commission.

At the 39th Education Commission meeting, members set priorities and adopted the 2018–19 education budget. The commission also addressed other issues, including a global convention for the recognition of higher-education qualifications, and UNESCO’s role in the implementation of the SDG4-Education 2030 Agenda.

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

The Health and Social Dimensions of Adult Skills in Canada: Findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This report uses data from the Survey of Adult Skills conducted under the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to look at the relationship between skills, health, and civic and social engagement in Canada. It attempts to gauge whether or not skills have an independent influence on health and social outcomes, and whether improved skill proficiency might support better outcomes in certain populations. Analysis is conducted for the Canadian population as a whole and for various sociodemographic groups within it.

Categories: Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research

Skills Proficiency of Immigrants in Canada: Findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This report uses data from the Survey of Adult Skills conducted under the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to look at skills and immigration in Canada. It examines the skill levels of recent and established immigrants in Canada and in an international context, and provides a detailed analysis of foundational skills relative to a variety of sociodemographic factors, such as age, gender, length of residency in Canada, and highest level of education completed, as well as immigration-specific factors, such as immigration category (refugee, family class, points system).

Categories: Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research

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

In Focus: PIAAC in Canada – What is the role of education in developing literacy and numeracy skills in the territories?

Where do Canada's northern territories stand when it comes to proficiency in literacy and numeracy skills? The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) goes a long way toward answering that question. Although previous studies have examined the determinants of literacy and numeracy of different groups within Canada, very few have specifically analyzed the populations of the country's northern territories — Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. Here we look at literacy and numeracy results for the region, with the aim of identifying the key factors contributing to the development of these skills.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research

Postsecondary Education and Skills in Canada: Findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)

This report uses data from the Survey of Adult Skills conducted under the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) to look at postsecondary education and skills of Canadians. It examines the level of postsecondary attainment in Canada and in an international context, and provides a detailed analysis of the relationship between postsecondary education and foundational skills. It should be noted that Canada participated in the first round of the survey in 2011–12, along with 23 other countries, all but one of which were OECD Member countries. Nine additional countries, six of which were OECD Member countries, participated in a second round in 2014–15. The analysis in this report was completed before the release of the second-round data, so the international information presented in the report uses data from the first round only. As such, the relative position of Canadian results may be somewhat different in studies of postsecondary education that use data from both rounds of the survey.

Categories: Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, Education data and research

Skills Matter: Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

This volume reports results from the 24 countries and regions that participated in the first round of the survey in 2011-12 (first published in OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills) and from the nine additional countries that participated in the second round in 2014-15 (Chile, Greece, Indonesia [Jakarta], Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia and Turkey). It describes adults' proficiency in the three information-processing skills assessed, and examines how skills proficiency is related to labour market and social outcomes.

Categories: Adult Education, Assessment and evaluation, International Organizations and Meetings