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ERIC Number: EJ868710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Calgary Girls' School: 600 Computers for 600 Scientists
Education Canada, v49 n5 spec iss p12-13 2009
This article features Calgary Girls' School (CGS), a charter school including grades four through nine that opened with 188 students in 2003. The school was aligned with Alberta Education's charter-school mandate at that time to offer parents a broad range of school choices. Today the Alberta charter school mandate is to focus on innovation and research, and CGS, now in its seventh year--the last three a full house at 600 students--is fully prepared to follow the new mandate. For the first time, all 600 girls have a laptop computer as they plunge into another year of inquiry-based studies in a learning environment that the CGS principal, Caroline Parker, calls "a bit of a dream" because it reflects the kind of school Parker and her staff would build if they just had the means to do so--and they do, for the most part.
Canadian Education Association. 119 Spadina Avenue Suite 705, Toronto, ON M5V 1P9, Canada. Tel: 416-591-6300; Fax: 416-591-5345; e-mail: publications@cea-ace-ca; Web site: http://www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)