ERIC Number: ED311345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines and Strategies for Implementing Career and Life Management 20 in Alberta Catholic High Schools.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
A core course entitled "Career and Life Management 20" was developed and field tested in Alberta, Canada, and is now required of all Alberta high school students. The Alberta Catholic high schools recognized many similarities between this course and their own Religious Studies Program. An in-depth curriculum analysis was undertaken which compared the core and compulsory themes and selected elective themes in Religious Studies with the Career and Life Management core curriculum. This comparison considered the time spent on each topic, the instructional focus or emphasis, and the anticipated learning or behavioral outcome. It was found that with careful planning and good communication the programs complemented rather than duplicated each other. In the Catholic schools, program integrity was determined to mean that the Career and Life management course should be viewed within the philosophy of God's empowerment and personal free response. Two alternatives were devised in which schools could choose a discrete Career and Life Management course or could offer a modified course in conjunction with Religious Studies courses. In order to work out local instructional plans, cooperation between teachers and school administrators is needed. (This document includes two charts illustrating the overlap of the courses; three case studies; a question-and-answer section; curriculum overview and curriculum correlation worksheet; and a checklist of preparation activities.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada