18 Jul Equity
Why Aruba is participating in Atlantic Rim Collaboratory
In Aruba we are working towards building an educational system that recognizes each student’s academic strengths and talents, alongside the importance of social-emotional wellbeing. Maximising each student’s potential towards higher learning, civic engagement, and eventually economic and social contribution to society will be essential. We aim for an educational model that is driven through, and by, engaged and passionate educators, parents and students that understand the role that education plays in creating a sustainable and better world. In order to achieve these goals we focus on three areas; boosting student achievement, taking care of teachers and improving the physical infrastructure and environment in schools.
Why California is participating in Atlantic Rim Collaboratory
We have joined the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory with the hope that California can benefit from exploring education improvement strategies similar to ours in other countries. This meeting should be very useful for our continuous improvement efforts. Grounded in a strong vision of educational equity, California has set the foundation and policy framework for a greater focus on instructional quality, ensuring that students graduate ready for the world that awaits them.
Why Iceland participating in Atlantic Rim Collaboratory
According to a 2008 Education Legislation on Pre-schools, Compulsory schools and Upper secondary schools, the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture runs the Upper secondary and Continuous education levels, while running Pre-primary and Compulsory education is the responsibility of the municipalities. Iceland is currently undertaking a series of educational reforms.
Why Finland is participating in Atlantic Rim Collaboratory
In Finnish education, decision-making power is decentralized to the local level. Each municipality is responsible for planning the local curriculum, together with teachers, in accordance with the national core curriculum (NCCBE, 2014) and for monitoring the quality of education. The “culture of trust” means that educational authorities and national-level educational policymakers believe in teachers and their knowledge of how to provide the best possible education for children and youth.
Why Ontario is participating in Atlantic Rim Collaboratory
Ontario’s renewed vision for education, Achieving Excellence, builds on past success with system improvement and sets out bold and ambitious goals: Achieving Excellence of many kinds, Ensuring Equity for all students, Promoting Well-Being and Enhancing Public Confidence. These goals align with the vision of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory. This inaugural summit is an excellent opportunity for jurisdictions across the globe to share their school and system improvement strategies — including successes
Why Scotland is participating in Atlantic Rim Collaboratory
Scotland is committed to ensuring that our education system delivers excellence for all. We want all our children and young people to be able to realise their potential, regardless of their social background or learning needs, and develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need to flourish in life, learning and work. Our drive to deliver improvement in education is guided by two clear aims: achieving excellence through raising attainment, and achieving equity, with a focus on closing the poverty-related attainment gap.
Why Vermont is participating in Atlantic Rim Collaboratory
The State of Vermont is committed to supporting high quality educational systems and supports for children, so that all of our children are healthy, happy and able to thrive in civic and economic life. In Vermont, our schools are centers of civic life. We are bound together across communities by our shared commitments to equity and quality,