ERIC Number: ED469828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Handbook for Parents, 2002-2003: Senior High School.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Noting that parents are vital partners in the educational system, this handbook provides parents with information about the senior high school (grades 10-12) curriculum in Alberta, Canada. Based on the Alberta Learning "Programs of Study: Senior High School," the handbook describes the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students in Alberta are expected to demonstrate upon completion of the high school curriculum. Following introductory material that includes information on Aboriginal education, supports for learning, and assessment, the handbook's sections are: (1) "Overview of Senior High School"; (2) "English Language Arts"; (3) "Mathematics"; (4) "Science"; (5) "Social Studies"; (6) "Information and Communication Technology"; (7) "Career and Life Management"; (8) "Physical Education"; and (9) optional courses in Career and Technology Studies, Fine Arts, Physical Education, and Languages Other Than English; the optional courses section also covers off-campus education and educational experiences outside of regular school programs. Sections on transitions from senior high school into work and further learning, and post-secondary education are included. Each section includes samples of what students are expected to learn in each subject. The handbook concludes with answers to frequently asked questions and a one-page questionnaire requesting feedback on the handbook. (HTH)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, Health Education, High School Students, High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics, 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