In this post, the author argues that the draft K-6 curriculum has a weak foundation and should be discarded. Instead, Alberta Education should resurrect the 2018 Draft and continue to refine it.
Kindergarten – Grade 6
In this post, Dr. Murgatroyd argues that curriculum developers need to consider assessment during the curriculum development process.
Canadian Parents for French – Alberta: Open Letter and Three Consultants’ Reports on the Draft K-6 Curriculum
Read the open letter to Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange from Canadian Parents for French – Alberta as well as three reports by consultants who reviewed the draft curriculum on behalf of the organization.
Thomas King (2003) powerfully asserted, “The truth about stories is that’s all we are” (p. 153). As a narrative inquirer, my scholarship and research are rooted in my belief that our lives and world(s) (Lugones, 1987) are profoundly storied. As such, I will provide an analysis of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Social Studies Curriculum by first sharing and then interweaving some of my stories of experiences as a Muslim woman, pre-service teacher educator, and researcher living within amiskwaciy-wâskahikan in Treaty 6… Read More »Narrating Dangerous Single Stories: An Analysis of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Social Studies Curriculum
Dr. J-C Couture argues that, while there is widespread agreement that the most recent K-6 draft curriculum is rife with obvious content and design flaws, it is important to pause a moment and consider deeper legacy challenges and undercurrents that have contributed to the UCP government’s most recent curriculum redesign effort.
This post was first published by Deirdre Bailey, MEd and Brian Gilbert, BSc & BEd on May 7, 2021 on https://savouringtheish.wordpress.com/2021/05/07/the-ucp-science-draft-is-not-okay/ Unlike the Social Studies draft, the issues with the UCP Science curriculum proposal are a little more subtle at first glance. It is, however, no less problematic. This draft is much more prescriptive than the current curriculum, with many learning outcomes being phrased in such a way that there are clear implications for how teachers and students might take up a particular… Read More »The UCP Science Draft is Not Okay
Fédération des conseils scolaires francophones de l’Alberta (FCSFA) response to the draft curriculum
Read the Press Releases (EN, FR) from the Fédération des conseils scolaires francophones de l’Alberta (FCSFA) regarding the draft Alberta curriculum.
Based on their analysis of the draft K-6 curriculum, the Education Team at the Faculté Saint-Jean offer 14 recommendations for Francophone and French immersion education.
The Edmonton Catholic Schools explains its review process and provides a 174-page report detailing its analysis of the draft K-6 curriculum.