ERIC Number: ED412424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Legal Studies. 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 legal occupations, use technology in the legal 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 presents students with basic and practical information about the law in daily life, equips students to participate in the changing of laws, and creates awareness of the many law-related occupational opportunities that are available. It includes a rationale and philosophy for the legal studies strand, strand organization, and planning for instruction. The 13 modules are organized into introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels that cover a comprehensive set of competencies in the field of law-related education. 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 50 resources keyed to modules, plus sources for further information; and sample student learning guides. (KC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Law Related Education, Laws, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Legal Assistants, 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