Publications

Pan-Canadian Systems-Level Framework on Global Competencies

In 2016, the ministers of Education articulated six broad global competencies. This reference framework, which is nonprescriptive, maps out broad directions for the integration of these global competencies in education and helps policy-makers, school leaders, educators, and communities in provinces and territories to include global competencies in education.

Categories: Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Teaching tools and resources, Teachers and teaching

Pan-Canadian Systems-Level Framework on Global Competencies: Literature Review

This literature review informed the development of the Pan-Canadian Systems-Level Framework on Global Competencies and included an in-depth international and pan-Canadian review that focused on trends in competencies and competency-based education, and examined the system transformation undertaken in several education systems, including those of Canadian provinces and territories.

Categories: Education systems structure and operation, Elementary and secondary education, Teaching tools and resources, Teachers and teaching

Pan-Canadian Global Competencies : Backgrounder

This document provides an overview of the pan-Canadian global competencies. Building on strong foundations of numeracy and literacy, global competencies at CMEC is a pan-Canadian effort to prepare students for a complex and unpredictable future with rapidly changing political, social, economic, technological, and ecological landscapes.

Categories: Education for sustainable development, Elementary and secondary education, Lifelong learning, Teachers and teaching

CMEC Symposium on Indigenizing Teacher Education (2018)

The CMEC Symposium on Indigenizing Teacher Education took place in July 2018 at the University of British Columbia, which is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The symposium gathered participants from across Canada, along with Elders and students, to share their perspectives on the Indigenization of teacher education programs (TEP) and how to help teachers Indigenize their K–12 classrooms.

Categories: Indigenous Education, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and teaching

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 Ministers’ Policy Statement on Fair Dealing

The CMEC Copyright Consortium developed this statement to underscore its support for the educational use of the fair dealing provision of the current Copyright Act and for the copyright policies and procedures in use by elementary and secondary schools in response to the 2012 Supreme Court of Canada decision on copyright and the educational use of fair dealing.

The CMEC Copyright Consortium is composed of all provinces and territories, with the exception of Quebec.

Categories: Copyright, Elementary and secondary education, Teachers and teaching

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

Establishing a Pan-Canadian Credential Assessment Centre for Internationally Educated Teachers

This report describes the findings from a feasibility study on establishing pan-Canadian centres for the assessment of the credential of internationally educated teachers (IETs). The study developed summary profiles for each Canadian province and territory, identifying commonalities and differences in the current processes and practices for IET credential assessment across Canada and evaluated best practices in other contexts of credential assessment. It then drew upon previous reports, as well as focus groups, to synthesize its findings into a proposed model for the country. The study was designed to provide recommendations for a pan-Canadian method of assessing the credentials of IETs.

Categories: Foreign credential recognition, Information and Communication Technologies, Quality assurance, Teacher education and professional development, Teachers and teaching

Canada's Response to UNESCO Questionnaires on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, 2005–2014: Education for Sustainable Development after 2014 and UN Decade of ESD Final Report

This report is in response to the request from UNESCO that its Member States complete two questionnaires on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005–2014 (UNDESD). Questionnaire 1 focuses on collecting information on Canada's priorities for ESD after the end of UNDESD. Questionnaire 2 focuses on compiling Canada's achievements and challenges over the decade. Canada's responses were developed jointly by CMEC and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCU).

Categories: Education data and research, Education for sustainable development, International Organizations and Meetings, Teachers and teaching, Cooperation and partnerships

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