The Association of Canadian Deans of Education wishes to advance its role and position as one of the major contributors to, and advocate of, public education in Canada. ACDE, representing sixty faculties, colleges, schools and departments of Education in Canadian universities, represents an essential aspect of educational development by:
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ACDE’s accords and other publications allow the association to contribute to national discourse on the importance of public education in developing and sustaining a civil society. ACDE members use the accords and related publications primarily at three levels: a) within their own faculties, b) with other deans and senior administrators at their respective universities, and c) with external partner organizations such as government and teachers’ federations. ACDE’s publications are used as foundational documents in framing discussions in order to influence policy within these three levels.