ERIC Number: ED256022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Audit of Selected Private School Programs: Accelerated Christian Education, Alpha Omega, Mennonite Schools, Seventh-Day Adventist Schools, and A BEKA Instructional Resources.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
This report, commissioned by the Minister of Education of Alberta, reviews the programs of study and instructional materials used in four groups of approved private schools: schools using the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum; schools using the Alpha Omega program; Mennonite parochial schools; and Seventh Day Adventist schools. The review has four purposes: (1) to determine the congruence of these private school curricula with Alberta programs and courses; (2) to evaluate the educational soundness of private school curricula in terms of content and standards; (3) to comment on the curricular documents and resources in relationship to their fostering of tolerance and understanding for minority groups; and (4) to identify the issues and make recommendations for future considerations in formulating policy covering approval of private school programs. After an introduction and overview of the four private school systems, each program is described and evaluated according to the above three criteria. The same evaluation procedure is used thereafter for the "A BEKA" instructional materials used by many of the parochial schools in Alberta (particularly the Mennonite schools). Four appendixes list (1) suppliers of private school instructional materials, (2) tolerance and understanding criteria, (3) private school categories, and (4) definitions. (TE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Material Evaluation, Parochial Schools, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Discrimination, Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.