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ERIC Number: ED427175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-8
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Alberta's Flexible Career and Technology Studies Curriculum Meets Most of Our Students' Needs.
Heslinga, John
Alberta's Career and Technology Studies (CTS) curriculum is a new way to organize the previous practical arts curricula to allow flexibility and accessibility. The basis of CTS is its modular framework. The curriculum is organized around a framework of more than 21 career or technology strands. The strands are common areas of study, relating to industry sectors, that help organize the modules of the curriculum into career-related groups. Many skills, areas of knowledge, and attitudes in the career spectrum are transferrable from career to career. Each career strand contains many curriculum modules consisting of skills, information, attitudes, and material that can be taught in approximately 17-25 hours. The modules range from entry-level through advanced and career-specific skills. By selecting a series of modules, a course can be built to meet the needs of individual students, with a focus on competencies rather than time spent. Although the curriculum is flexible, it is also prescriptive and accountable. The documentation describes specifically the requirements of any module. The curriculum also includes resource suggestions and facility requirements. (A series of transparencies illustrating this curriculum are included in the document.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada