ERIC Number: ED440039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Alberta Response to the Draft Foundation Document for the Development of the Western Canadian Protocol Social Studies K-12 Common Curriculum Framework.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
The Canadian province of Alberta has been an active participant in the preliminary work that has begun on the Western Canadian Protocol Social Studies K-12 Common Curriculum Framework. After the foundation document was drafted, responses to that document were gathered through use of a common response form. Overall, general support was given for: the participation of Aboriginal and Francophone "voices" in the development of the document and future development of the common curriculum framework; the first paragraph of the vision statement; the definition of social studies, particularly the reference to "active and responsible citizens"; the organizers included in the model of social studies; and the roles of social studies and principles for writing a common curriculum framework. Although there was a high level of support for the foundation document from respondents affiliated with Francophone student populations, several areas of concern were identified. The response document is divided into the following sections: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Background; (3) Summary of Responses and Recommendations; (4) Other Recommendations (General Support; Specificity/Distinct Outcomes for Two Groups; Identity; Citizenship; Role of Social Studies and Guiding Principles; Aboriginal People; Explicit Research Basis; Other Ideas; Recommendations); and (5) Appendices, which include: summaries of the respondents by reviewer type, by affiliation, and by student population group; the quantitative data; and a summary of the coded comments. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Public Education, Social Studies
Alberta Education, Curriculum Standards Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L2 Canada. Web site: http://ednet.edc.gov.ab.ca/publications/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Standards Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada