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Alberta Education, 2009
"Setting the Direction for Special Education in Alberta" is a major Alberta Education project designed to create a new framework that will help students with special needs receive the education they need to be successful. The project is comprehensive and far-reaching, and will consider the needs of students in all types of schools:…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Special Education
Alberta Education, 2009
This guide has been developed as a resource to be used by and with youth in grades 9-12 and beyond. It will help them consider the following questions: What am I good at? How do I know my options? Should I take a year off or apply for some post-secondary program? Structured around the newly designed High School Students tab on the Alberta Learning…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Information Services
Alberta Education, 2009
This Principal Quality Practice Guideline (PQPG) represents a first step in a process to develop a framework for quality school leadership in Alberta. It includes a statement on Principal Quality Practice and seven leadership dimensions, with supporting descriptors, reflecting the Alberta context. The PQPG is to be used as a basis for many…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009
Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton & Area, in partnership with Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, are providing the High School Teen Mentoring Program, a school-based mentoring program where mentor-mentee matches meet for one hour per week to engage in relationship-building activities at an elementary school. This initiative aims to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Leaders Guides, Leadership Training
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009
The graduate of the Lather-Interior Systems Mechanic apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) know the characteristics and understand the actions and interactions of Lathing and Interior Systems Mechanic materials; (2) interpret plans and specifications and layout and develop projects accordingly; (3) calculate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Course Descriptions, Competency Based Education
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009
The graduate of the Painter and Decorator apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) apply coatings by brush, roller and spray to surfaces of wood, metal, brick, concrete, plaster, stucco and stone for decorative and protective purposes. This occurs in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Course Descriptions, Competency Based Education
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009
The graduate of the Floorcovering Installer apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able: (1) Use efficiently and safely all hand and power operated equipment used by the Journeyperson Floorcovering Installer; (2) Read and interpret drawings in relation to the trade requirement. Estimate quantities of materials required and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Course Descriptions, Competency Based Education
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2009
The graduate of the Power System Electrician apprenticeship training is a journeyman who will be able to: (1) responsibly do all work tasks expected of a journeyman; (2) supervise, train and coach apprentices; (3) use and maintain hand and power tools to the standards of competency and safety required in the trade; (4) read and interpret drawing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Course Descriptions, Competency Based Education
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2009
Traineeships were introduced alongside apprenticeships to increase the reach of contracted training to a wider range of occupations and industries and to a broader range of learners (particularly women) and to improve the labour market prospects of young people. Traineeships have given hundreds of thousands of Australians access to nationally…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Best Practices, Corporate Education
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Hodgson, Justin – Composition Studies, 2009
This article presents the syllabus for the course "Professional Rhetorics: Bridging the Gap Between Writing, Speaking, & Digital Media." The course is designed to help students develop into effective rhetors for today's professional environments, and it will do so by exploring numerous rhetorical strategies associated with oral,…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Creativity, Writing (Composition), Business Communication
Copus, Julia – Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
With tips on punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students most common areas of concern in their written work. Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing, suggested re-writes, and appropriate self-help exercises. This book contains four parts. Part I:…
Descriptors: Sentences, Paragraph Composition, Sentence Structure, Nouns
Science Service, 2008
Research is a process by which people discover or create new knowledge about the world in which they live. The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Affiliated Fairs are research (data) driven. Students design research projects that provide quantitative data through experimentation followed by analysis and application of that data.…
Descriptors: Research Papers (Students), Student Projects, Science Fairs, Science Education
Hahn, Chris – SAGE Publications (CA), 2008
This book is a practical, hands-on guide to using commonly available everyday technology, including Microsoft software, to manage and streamline research projects. It uses straight-forward, everyday language to walk readers through this process, drawing on a wide range of examples to demonstrate how easy it is to use such software. This guide is…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Projects, Computer Software, Educational Technology
Ratliff, Gerald Lee – Online Submission, 2008
Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS) have become a popular model for academic and student affairs colleagues who are concerned that first-year students learn to reflect on life experiences and daily events as part of the learning process. A well-designed FIG model meets the academic, social and career concerns for first-year students by providing an…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Models, Transitional Programs, Living Learning Centers
US Department of the Interior, 2008
Scientists call the land along the edges of a river, stream, or lake a riparian zone. In this guide, riparian zone will be called the Green Zone. Riparian zones make up only a small part of land in the United States. But they are very important. They protect water quality and quantity, supply food and shelter for fish and wildlife, and provide…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Guides, Wildlife, Animals
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