Our Director General, Mr. Chris Adamopoulos, was pleased to be invited to represent the Socrates-Demosthenes School at the Forum for ideas for Quebec on the 25, 26 and 27 of September 2015 at Champlain College on the South Shore.
The event theme was “Ideas for the 21st Century” and had the following objectives:
Draw the portrait of what should be the ideal education system for the 21st century in Quebec.
Identify some points on which the Quebec education policies should focus in order to achieve this portrait.
Propose to the people of Quebec to meet this challenge of excellence.
Several political personalities were present, including the Prime Minister of Quebec, Philippe Couillard, Minister of Education, François Blais, several other ministers, business people and education experts from here and abroad. However, the highlight of the event was undoubtedly the presence of one of the pioneers of modern education in Quebec, Mr. Paul Gérin-Lajoie.
A summary of three conferences:
Mr. Couillard said he was studying the possibility of giving more resources and autonomy to schools. He added that our society is changing very rapidly and that only the schools that will evolve at the same speed will succeed.