Media Advisory - Educators to meet in Winnipeg for a national dialogue on what works in Aboriginal education

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Educators and a variety of stakeholders from across Canada will be in Winnipeg, December 1-3, for the CMEC Educators' Forum on Aboriginal Education.

Sponsored by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), in cooperation with the University of Winnipeg, the forum will bring together a wide range of individuals and groups interested in Aboriginal education ― from educators and academics to government officials and representatives of Aboriginal organizations ― to talk about what works for Aboriginal learners in early-childhood education (ECE) and K-12 education.

Using a case-study format, participants will examine programs, policies, and practices that have been shown to be effective in improving one or more aspects of Aboriginal learning.

Media will have full access to the event, which will include plenary presentations on ensuring Aboriginal student success, partnering to improve Aboriginal education, and education innovation in Canada's north, along with over 50 breakout sessions.

Further information, including the detailed program for the event, is available on the CMEC Web site: http://www.cmec.ca/Programs/aboriginaled/forum-2011/Pages/default.aspx.

Media are encouraged to signal their intention to attend the event by contacting Colin Bailey by e-mail (see contact information below).

About CMEC
Founded in 1967, CMEC is the collective voice of Canada's ministers of education. It provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the fulfillment of the constitutional responsibility for education conferred on the provinces and territories. For more information, visit us at www.cmec.ca.

SOURCE Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

For further information:

Colin Bailey
Director, Communications
Cell: 416-929-6970
Tel.: 416-962-8100, ext. 259
E-mail: c.bailey@cmec.ca

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