ERIC Number: ED412421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Management. Guide to Standards and Implementation. Career & Technology Studies.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
This Alberta curriculum guide defines competencies that help students build daily living skills, investigate career options in financial management, use technology in the financial management field effectively and efficiently, and prepare for entry into the workplace or related postsecondary programs. The first section provides a program rationale and philosophy for career and technology studies, general learner expectations, program organization information, curriculum and assessment standards, and types of competencies. The second section provides an opportunity for students to learn about the development and use of financial information and to apply this information within the context of business and personal life. It includes a rationale and philosophy for the financial management strand, strand organization, and planning for instruction. The 14 modules are organized into introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels that cover a comprehensive set of competencies in these areas of financial management: financial information, taxation, business management, financial software, and accounting. Modules also define exit-level competencies, specify prerequisites, and outline specific learner expectations. Other sections of the guide contain the following: module curriculum and assessment standards; assessment tools; linkages and transitions with other strands, other educational programs, and to the community, the workplace and the credentialing process; a learning resource guide listing 76 resources keyed to modules, plus sources for further information; and sample student learning guides. (KC)
Descriptors: Accounting, Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Finance Occupations, Financial Services, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Money Management, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Technical 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