ERIC Number: ED354762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for a Locally Developed Language Arts Curriculum (ECS-Grade 12) for a Language Other Than English or French.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
The guide is intended for use by Alberta's (Canada) local school authorities developing a language arts program in a language other than English or French. In these partial immersion programs, instruction is provided in a language other than English or French for 25-50% of the school day. The first section describes the development of the curriculum framework and the learner expectations central to it. The second section outlines briefly how the framework is designed to be used. Section 3 expands on curriculum components: the rationale for offering such programs; 13 basic principles concerning the nature of language, child development, and the language learning process that guide the curriculum design; the general and specific learner expectations of a partial bilingual program; required and elective components; program organization; planning for instruction and evaluation; and planning for transfer of language learning through existing student skills. Charts detail specific skill expectations for each of four grade levels (3, 6, 9, and 12) for each of 6 general affective, language learning, and cultural awareness expectations. The relevant section of Alberta legislation regulating partial bilingual programs is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Education Programs, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9, Language Arts, Language Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Skill Development, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada