A former social studies educator and curriculum specialist with more than 40 years experience as a classroom teacher in Alberta and an Education Faculty member at the University of Alberta, explains that the current draft version of the social studies curriculum is a retrograde document that is wholly inappropriate in its structure, content and objectives.
Thomas King (2003) powerfully asserted, “The truth about stories is that’s all we are” (p. 153). As a narrative inquirer,...Read More
Dr. Pamela Roach expresses concern about the development and content of the draft Social Studies K-6 curriculum recently released by the Alberta government.Read More
Yvonne Poitras Pratt and Jennifer Markides suggest that the draft K-6 curriculum now being proposed to educators, students, and families across Alberta is a “white-washed” curriculum.Read More
Dr. Margie Patrick examines how the draft curriculum conceptualizes religion and belief systems, its proposal for studying religion, and its regard for religious diversity.Read More
Classics professor Matthew A. Sears looks at the emphasis on “Classics” and the “West” in the Government of Alberta’s proposed K-6 curriculum.Read More
A guide to assessing the quality of school curricula.What are the different elements of a curriculum? What questions should I ask about a curriculum in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses?Read More
Dr. Carla Peck offers some high-level observations along with a heavily marked up copy of the K-2 portion of the curriculum.Read More