ERIC Number: ED491499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
The Heart of the Matter: Character and Citizenship Education in Alberta Schools
This resource provides schools and jurisdictions with a sample framework and strategies for developing and/or supporting a culture of character and citizenship. The framework encourages individual schools to assess and put action plans in place to improve their cultures. It also looks at how character and citizenship education can be supported by administrators, school staff, parents, students, school jurisdictions and the larger community. It supports safe and caring schools. This resource may be especially helpful to leadership teams who are working collaboratively to make character and citizenship an integral part of school culture. The following chapters are included: (1) Character and Citizenship Education in Alberta Schools; (2) A Sample Framework for Character and Citizenship; (3) Choosing Approaches for Character and Citizenship Education; (4) Assessing Character and Citizenship Education Initiatives; (5) Creating a Safe and Caring School Culture; (6) Infusing Character and Citizenship Education Across the Subjects; (7) Choosing Resources to Support Character and Citizenship Education; (8) Integrating Character and Citizenship Education in Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities; (9) Bullying Prevention and Character and Citizenship Education; (10) Involving Parents in Character and Citizenship Education; (11) Developing Community Partnerships; (12) Instructional Strategies that Support Character and Citizenship Education; and (13) Getting to the Heart of the Matter. Appended are: (1) Assessment Tools; (2) What Character and Citizenship Looks Like; (3) Using Action Research to Initiate School Change; (4) Attributes of a Safe and Caring School; (5) Sample Evaluation Tools and Strategies; (6) Bullying Prevention Resources; (7) Graphic Organizers; (8) Service Learning; and (9) Issue-based Inquiry. Assessing character and citizenship education initiatives, creating a safe and caring school culture, infusing character and citizenship education across subjects and co-and extracurricular activities, as well as bullying prevention and parental and community involvement are discussed in this publication. (An index is included.)
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, School Culture, Educational Environment, Community Involvement, Citizenship Education, Values Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Resources, Extracurricular Activities, Bullying, Prevention, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Action Research, Service Learning
Alberta Education, Learning and Teaching Resources Branch, 8th Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard, 10044-108 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6. Tel: 780-427-2984; Tel: 800-310-0000; Fax: 780-422-0576.
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada