The Association of Canadian Deans of Education is 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:
ACDE’s Accords represent its most public statements concerning ACDE’s role and responsibility in public education in Canada.
Media Statement on the Discovery of Unmarked Graves at Residential Schools (2021)
Position paper: Statement on Teaching and Teacher Education: Preparing for a flourishing post-pandemic Canada
Media Statement on Anti-Racism (2020)
Position paper: Statement of Commitment on the Climate Emergency (2019)
Media Statement on the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2017)
Media Statement on Immigration and Refugees (2017)
Position paper: Statement on Effective Practica for Educators (2016)
Magnusson, K., Frank, B., & Ellsworth, K. (2016). The ACDE Accords: A case study in democratic leadership. In L. Schultz and M. Viczko (Eds.), Assembling and governing the higher education institution. Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK.
Mandzuk, D. (2016). Challenging disparities in teacher education in Canada: The impact of the Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) Accords. In M. Flores and T. Al Barwani (Eds.) Redefining teacher education for the post-2015 era: Global challenges and best practices. Nova Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.
Elliott-Johns, S. (Ed.). (2015). Leadership for change in teacher education: Voices of Canadian deans of education. Sense Publishers: The Netherlands
ISBN Hardcover: 9789462099319
Canadian Journal of Education, Vol. 32 No. 4 (2009).
Special issue on Teacher Education
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.
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