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ERIC Number: ED506116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 190
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1496-7359
Guide to Education: ECS to Grade 12
Alberta Education
Education is the key to young people becoming full partners in shaping a global future and in shaping the nation's future. Quality basic education for young people is key to maintaining Alberta's standard of living and ensuring competitiveness in the world market. The education system must focus on what all students need to learn and be able to do to participate successfully in an economy and society undergoing fundamental changes. Alberta Education's three-year business plan provides direction for the future of education in Alberta. It is a plan for Alberta students to be well prepared for lifelong learning and the world of work. The initiatives in Alberta Education's three-year business plan describe directions that will help all young people get the education they need. These initiatives reflect Alberta Education's leadership role in developing programs for students, setting standards for education, communicating these expectations to our stakeholders and supporting improvements to meet student needs. The directions and initiatives outlined in the three-year business plan are reflected in the Guide to Education: ECS to Grade 12 (Guide). Schools have the responsibility to provide instructional programs that ensure students will meet the provincial graduation requirements and are prepared for entry into the workplace or postsecondary studies. As well, schools are to ensure that students understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and have the skills and attitudes to pursue learning throughout their lives. The Guide serves the following purposes: (1) To support Alberta Education's objective of providing consistent direction while encouraging flexibility and discretion at the local level; (2) To provide information about Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, education delivery and achievement standards for students enrolled in Alberta schools; and (3) To communicate information useful in organizing and operating Alberta schools to meet children and students. In school, students should be encouraged to challenge themselves at new levels and in new experiences, as well as to prepare themselves for future choices in their lives and in the lives of their communities. The Vision, Mission and Basic Education section of the Guide defines basic education and outlines the learning outcomes for students and schools. This focus on students is integral to all school programming and reflects the emphasis of the School Act. Appended to this document are: (1) Provincially Authorized Senior High School Courses, Course Codes and Course Names; (2) Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Course Codes and Course Names; (3) Course Challenge; (4) Alberta High School Diploma Graduation Requirements Prior to 1994-1995; and (5) Certificate of Achievement.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada