Future school curriculum under study

Spotlight Staff
School curriculum is under study by the provincial government, which invites parents and other citizens to offer suggestions to improve the system.

People can complete an online survey for “Future Ready” until Nov. 18 to gather information to improve and update the curriculum for students from kindergarten to Grade 12, states a government news release.

“We know that good jobs begin with a good education,” Premier Rachel Notley says.
“Our changing economy demands a modern curriculum that prepares our students for success at school and in the workforce.
“We want to hear directly from parents as we take on this important work.”

The study process is expected to take six years.

“Education is the cornerstone of a healthy economy,” Education Minister David Eggen says.
“I am proud that our government is taking charge of a proper curriculum update that was put off for too long.
“Working together to improve the quality and co-ordination of education and skills training will mean our students are ready to succeed at every level, from kindergarten to post-secondary to careers.”

Alberta Education is reviewing curriculum simultaneously in six core kindergarten to Grade 12 subjects: arts, language arts (English, French, Français), mathematics, social studies, sciences and wellness.

Education will also be looking at research on student learning and what other jurisdictions from around the world are doing.

“Through this survey, Albertans representing a broad cross-section of society will provide valuable input about what students should know,” says Mark Ramsankar, president of Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Survey questions are available in English and in French.

Français is in French only and is intended for francophone education.

Complete the survey on the government website at gov.ab.ca.

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