Media Advisory: National forum to examine the impact of education reform on teaching and learning

July 05, 2011
WHAT President’s Forum organized by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) to focus on Education Reform: In the Interest of Students. The two-day event in Ottawa will examine the implications of education reform on teaching and learning and will include national and international speakers and leaders in education.
WHEN Monday, July 11 – 8:45 a.m. to Tuesday, July 12 - 4:30 p.m. The tentative program is posted online.
WHERE Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario
WHO Speakers will include:
  • Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The mission of the Chair is to promote social justice and connect theory and practice in education;
  • Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division (Directorate for Education) of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD);
  • Dennis Shirley, Professor of Education, Lynch School of Education at Boston College;
  • Andrew Parkin, Director General, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC);
  • Christy Bressette, Aboriginal Education Coordinator, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC);
  • Christine Blower, General Secretary, National Union of Teachers (NUT), United Kingdom;
  • John Wilson, Executive Director, National Education Association (NEA), USA;
  • Carol Henderson, President, The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA), and CTF Board member.
DETAILS Focusing on key challenges facing 21st-century education, the CTF President’s Forum event will bring together influential members from the education community who will share experiences and insights about reform. The Forum will provide thought-provoking presentations, tremendous discussion opportunities as well as a sharing of perspectives as we look at education reform in the interest of students. Immediately after the President’s Forum, the CTF will be holding its Annual General Meeting.

The Canadian Teachers' Federation speaks for nearly 200,000 teachers in Canada as their national voice on education and related social issues. CTF is also a member of the international body of teachers, Education International.

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Comments:
Mary-Lou Donnelly, CTF President

Media Contact:
Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314 or 613-899-4247 (cell)