ERIC Number: ED315884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Education in Alberta: Some Major Educational Trends. Revised.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Policy Secretariat.
The environment in which education operates is changing, and information about major environmental changes and educational developments is an important tool for planning and decisionmaking. Presented within this document, which was prepared by the Planning Section of the Planning and Policy Secretariat of Alberta, are educational trends in the areas of student enrollment, student programs/courses, student achievement, teachers, educational finance, and public policy changes, and public opinion. Some highlights of the current education-related trends in Alberta include: (1) an increase in private school enrollment and in the number of private schools; (2) the enhancement of equitable access to educational programs and courses by students living in rural communities and in remote areas of the province; (3) a decline in the dropout rate and an increase in the high school completion rate; (4) more teachers in the labor force than the number of teaching positions available; and (5) an increase in educational expenditures. The format of this document was designed to encourage users to note--in the course of planning--the potential implications a particular trend or trends may have on his or her operation. A glossary of terms is also provided. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Policy Secretariat.
Identifiers - Location: Canada