ERIC Number: ED442684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Foundation Document for the Development of the Common Curriculum Framework for Social Studies, Kindergarten-Grade 12.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.; Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education, Edmonton (Alberta).
Noting that the Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education (1993) states that the Ministers of Education in the four western provinces and two territories of Canada agree to collaborate in basic education, this foundation document stresses that this collaboration is unprecedented in Canadian curriculum development. For the first time in western and northern Canadian history, Aboriginal and Francophone representatives have been included as full and equal partners in the development of a common curriculum framework for social studies. The purpose of this foundation document is to provide direction to the developers of the framework. The framework will be composed of a common core of learning outcomes for all students and allow for distinctive outcomes for Aboriginal and Francophone students. The document is divided into the following sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Vision"; (3) "Definition of Social Studies"; (4) "Role of Social Studies"; (5) "Guiding Principles for Writing the Common Curriculum Framework for Social Studies K-12"; (6) "A Model for the Common Curriculum Framework for Social Studies K-12"; (7) "Background: Aboriginal and Francophone Education"; and (8) "Definitions." An Appendix discusses "Social Studies and French Immersion." (BT)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French Canadians, Models, Outcomes of Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
Manitoba Department of Education and Training, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2. For full text: http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/metks4/curricul/k-S4curr/socstud.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.; Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education, Edmonton (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada