ERIC Number: ED469826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Handbook for Parents, 2002-2003: Grade 8.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Noting that 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 "Programs of Study: 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 that includes information on Aboriginal education, supports for learning, and assessment, the handbook's sections are: (1) "Overview of Grade 8"; (2) "English Language Arts"; (3) "Mathematics"; (4) "Science"; (5) "Social Studies"; (6) "Information and Communication Technology"; (7) "Physical Education"; (8) "Health and Life Skills"; and (9) optional courses in Career and Technology Studies, Fine and Performing Arts, Languages Other Than English, and other courses such as Environmental and Outdoor Education and Ethics. Sections on Personal and Career Development and on Planning for Senior High School are included. 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 School Curriculum, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, 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.lrc.edc.gov.ab.ca. For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/parents/handbooks.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada