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ERIC Number: ED502986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-6440-9
Information Manual for Knowledge and Employability Courses: Grades 8-12
Alberta Education
This manual is for district and school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents/guardians, students and others involved in the process of implementing the Knowledge and Employability policy and courses. It is intended to serve as a starting point as districts and schools introduce the new courses or make the transition from Integrated Occupational Program (IOP) to Knowledge and Employability courses. This manual provides a general overview of the Knowledge and Employability policy and courses and suggests practical strategies that may be useful as staff work with students, parents/guardians and community members/organizations. It is important to consult additional resources for more detailed information, such as school authority policies and practices relating to the implementation of new policy and programs of study. Four chapters comprise this manual. These are: (1) What is the purpose of this manual?; (2) What are Knowledge and Employability courses and who are they for?; (3) How can Knowledge and Employability policy and courses be implemented?; and (4) How can Knowledge and Employability implementation be monitored and revised? Appendices include: (A) Knowledge and Employability Courses Policy 1.4.2; (B) Requirements for a Certificate of High School Achievement; (C) Sample Knowledge and Employability Student Learning Plan Template; (D) Knowledge and Employability Occupational Component Courses; (E) Examples of Junior High School Implementation Strategies; (F) Examples of Senior High School Schedules; (G) Placement of Students in Knowledge and Employability Courses; and (H) Background.
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Students; Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada