ERIC Number: ED421290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Handbook for Parents, 1998-1999: Grade 8. (Second Edition).
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Parental involvement is critical to a child's success in school. This handbook provides parents with information about the Grade 8 curriculum in Alberta, Canada. Based on the Alberta Education "Program of Studies: Junior High Schools," the handbook describes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students in Alberta are expected to demonstrate when they have completed the Grade 8 curriculum, including samples of what students are expected to learn in each subject. Following introductory material, sections include: (1) "What Is Curriculum?"; (2) "Language Arts"; (3) "Mathematics"; (4) "Science"; (5) "Social Studies"; (6) "Physical Education"; (7) "Health and Personal Life Skills"; (8) "Learner Outcomes in Technology"; (9) "Complementary Courses," including Career and Technology Studies, Fine and Performing Arts, and Languages Other Than English; and (10) "French Immersion." The handbook concludes with a one-page questionnaire asking for feedback on the handbook. (LPP)
Descriptors: Art Education, Career Exploration, Educational Objectives, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, French, Grade 8, Health Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Physical Education, Science Curriculum, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Technology Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada