ERIC Number: ED438719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Common Curriculum Framework for Bilingual Programming in International Languages, Kindergarten to Grade 12. Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton (Canada). Curriculum Standards Branch.
This document provides a common foundation for bilingual programming across the Western Canadian provinces and territories for K-12 students. The framework is not intended for the development of curricula for French immersion or bilingual programs in native languages. The term bilingual programming is defined for the purposes of this document to describe a partial immersion program where English and a second language are both languages of instruction. Language arts is taught using both languages of instruction. Other subjects are taught in either English or the specific foreign language. Cultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes are often taught using an integrated approach. This framework presupposes that the following portions of the instructional day are allocated to instruction in the second language: K-6: 50%, 7-9: 30%, 10-12: 20%. This framework is designed to assist curriculum writers in developing programming and curricula that meet the needs of students in their respective jurisdictions. It encompasses bilingual programming as a whole, is a generic document intended to be applicable to the study of most languages, provides a progression of specific learning outcomes, and is intended to be delivered in an integrated manner. It is divided into three major sections: language arts; subject area experiences; and culture. The document format resembles a series of charts with multiple columns per page wherein specific information is conveyed for each grade level for every subject and issue addressed, all geared to a specific general learning outcome. (Contains 17 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Language Arts, Language Minorities, Language of Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton (Canada). Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada