ERIC Number: ED411409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Community Health. Guide to Standards and Implementation. Career & Technology Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
With this Career and Technology Studies (CTS) curriculum guide, secondary students in Alberta can do the following: develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives; refine career-planning skills; develop technology-related skills in community health; enhance employability skills, especially in community health; and apply and reinforce learning developed in other subject areas. The curriculum is organized in strands and modules. This guide encompassing the community health strand contains 31 modules that define what a student is expected to know and be able to do (competencies). The guide is organized in the following parts: (1) program rationale and philosophy, learner expectations, program organization, curriculum and assessment standards, and types of competencies in community health; (2) strand rationale and philosophy and strand organization for community health; (3) planning for instruction for career and technology studies and for community health courses; (4) module curriculum and assessment standards for introductory level community health competencies; (5) module curriculum and assessment standards for intermediate level community health competencies; (6) module curriculum and assessment standards for advanced level community health competencies; (7) assessment tools; (8) linkages and transitions; (9) learning resource guide; and (10) sample student learning guides. Modules cover the following broad topics: family dynamics, child development and care, home care, personal safety, health issues, marriage, volunteerism, day care, anatomy, complementary therapies, first aid, parenting, aging, pre- and postnatal care, challenged individuals, mental health, and medical technology. (KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Anatomy, Career Development, Child Development, Community Health Services, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Course Organization, Family Life Education, First Aid, Foreign Countries, Health Personnel, Integrated Curriculum, Public Health, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada