Publications

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

2018 OECD Skills Summit, June 28–29, 2018, Porto, Portugal

This report contains the main highlights of the June 2018 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Skills Summit, which was co-organized by the OECD and the government of Portugal. Exploring the theme of “skills for a digital world,” the summit focused on three main areas: risks and opportunities in a digital world; rethinking education and lifelong learning policies; and better skills policies for tomorrow’s world. Participants discussed the impact of digitalization on workplaces, what governments are doing to ensure that citizens are equipped with the skills they need to participate effectively in an increasingly digitalized world, and how institutional policies can be redesigned to be more responsive to the challenges and opportunities of a digitized world.

Categories: Civic and Citizenship Education, Early childhood education, Elementary and secondary education, Enrolment and graduation, Information and Communication Technologies, International Organizations and Meetings, Learner transitions, Learning Outcomes, Lifelong learning, Postsecondary education, Skills Training, Technical and vocational education, 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

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