EDUCATION COMMITTEE

CE

Coordenation: Rafael Mangini (Maple Bear Canadian School)

Canada stands out worldwide for the quality of its educational system. In the last edition of the International Student Assessment Program (Pisa), conducted in 2015 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the country was one of the best placed in terms of student performance in mathematics, science and text interpretation, in addition to having registered the highest levels in terms of equality in education.

 

Canada also has the highest proportion of working-age adults with higher education: 55%. The average of OECD countries is 35%. According to Pisa, 90% of Canadians aged between 25 and 64 had completed high school (in OECD, the average is 78%). For those reasons the country attracts many students from abroad, interested in obtaining a quality education, through exchange programs in the prestigious Canadian universities.

 

The opportunities opened by the educational exchange between Canada and Brazil led CCBC to create its Education Commission (CE), whose mission is to bring together entrepreneurs and industry players, encourage the exchange of experiences and promote the expansion of bilateral business. Another aspect of CE’s activity is the promotion of activities with professionals from different areas who studied in Canada – providing opportunities for inclusion in the labor market, networking and information sharing, as well as stimulating the relationship between educational institutions in both countries.

The Education Commission participates in projects in partnership with universities, supports industry fairs, promotes periodic meetings and develops projects such as the Talent Bank and the annual Career Workshop meeting.

 

The organization, delivery and evaluation of basic, secondary, technical, vocational and post-secondary education are the responsibility of the 13 jurisdictions that form Canada – ten provinces and three territories. Although there are many similarities in provincial and territorial education systems across the country, there are significant differences in curriculum, assessment and accountability policies across jurisdictions, reflecting the characteristics of each region.

 

In Brazil, education is structured at the basic levels, consisting of children’s education and elementary education; high school; and university, which includes undergraduate and postgraduate (master’s and doctorate). All stages are offered by both the State and private institutions. Several universities carry out cutting-edge research in various fields, such as the University of São Paulo (USP) and the University of Campinas (Unicamp), among others. Initiatives to facilitate the access of socially disadvantaged sections of society to higher education have contributed to make universities more inclusive and to provide better opportunities for these students in the labor market.

The organization, delivery and evaluation of basic, secondary, technical, vocational and post-secondary education are the responsibility of the 13 jurisdictions that make up Canada – ten provinces and three territories. Although there are many similarities in provincial and territorial education systems across the country, there are significant differences in curriculum, assessment and accountability policies across jurisdictions, reflecting the characteristics of each region.

In Brazil, education is structured at the basic levels, consisting of children’s education and elementary education; high school; and university, which includes undergraduate and postgraduate (master’s and doctorate). All stages are offered by both the State and private institutions. Several universities carry out cutting-edge research in various fields, such as the University of São Paulo (USP) and the University of Campinas (Unicamp), among others. Initiatives to facilitate the access of socially disadvantaged sections of society to higher education have contributed to making universities more inclusive and to providing better opportunities for these students in the labor market.

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