ERIC Number: ED461434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Handbook for Parents, 2001-2002: Grade 8.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Parents are vital partners in the educational system. This handbook provides parents with information about the Grade 8 curriculum in Alberta, Canada. Based on the Alberta Learning "Program of Studies: Junior High Schools," the handbook describes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students in Alberta are expected to demonstrate upon completion of the Grade 8 curriculum. Following introductory material, sections include: (1) "What Is Curriculum?"; (2) "English Language Arts"; (3) "Mathematics"; (4) "Science"; (5) "Social Studies"; (6) "Physical Education"; (7) "Health and Personal Life Skills"; (8) "Information and Communication Technology"; (9) "Integrated Occupational Program"; and (10) "Optional Courses" in Career and Technology Studies, Fine and Performing Arts, Language Programs and Courses Other than English, and other courses such as Environmental and Outdoor Education, and Ethics. Each section includes samples of what students are expected to learn in each subject. The handbook concludes with a one-page questionnaire requesting feedback on the handbook. (HTH)
Descriptors: Art Education, Career Exploration, Educational Objectives, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, French, Grade 8, Health Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Parent Materials, Parent Participation, Physical Education, Science Curriculum, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Technology Education
Learning Resources Distributing Centre, 12360-142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5L 4X9. Tel: 780-427-5775; Fax: 780-422-9750; Web site: http://www.lrdc.edc.gov.ab.ca. For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/parents/handbooks.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada