ERIC Number: ED425492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Deciding What Students Should Learn: How School Programs Are Developed in Alberta.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Canada's provincial programs of study are legal documents that state what students are expected to learn and expected to do in all subjects and grades. In Alberta, programs of study exist for elementary, junior high school, and senior high school students. These programs contain two types of information: a philosophy of learning, which includes "belief statements" about the program; and general and specific learner outcomes, which define clear statements of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that students are expected to learn. This booklet describes what resources support school programs, analyzing them by resources for students, resources for teachers, and resources for student evaluation and assessment. It explains what goes into the making of a program, such as identifying student needs, societal needs, and the nature of the learning environment, and it outlines strategies for when to revise programs and when to develop new ones. How Alberta develops programs is likewise detailed, along with a seven-stage process involving new policies and/or reviews; work plan; development; validation; authorization; implementation; and maintenance and evaluation. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada