ERIC Number: ED073473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Elementary Education in the Northwest Territories: A Handbook for Curriculum Development.
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife. Curriculum Div.
This curriculum guide describes a comprehensive program in elementary education for the Northwest Territories of Canada. The basic themes characterizing the curriculum are that it (1) develops from the child's characteristics, (2) teaches English, when it is not the mother tongue, as a second language, (3) reflects the pluralistic cultures of the region on an equal basis, (4) allows students to freely choose their life patterns, (5) regards Basic English as superfluous, (6) allows students to progress at their own rates through the curriculum, (7) does not use standardized tests, (8) uses heterogeneous grouping, (9) emphasizes learning in general more than specific subjects, (10) recognizes that communication is the heart of the curriculum, and (11) keeps accurate records of students' progress. The guide discusses in detail the following curricular components: crosscultural education, art, arts and technologies, health, kindergarten, language arts, mathematics, music, outdoor education, physical education, science, and social studies. An appendix discusses numerous suggested teaching topics and methods. (Author/DI)
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Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife. Curriculum Div.
Identifiers - Location: Canada