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).
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:
Tel.: 416-962-8100, ext. 259