The Alberta government is launching a month-long online survey to get input on the future curriculum for Alberta schools. The survey is described as step one of its Future Ready program to update the learning plans.
The province says it wants to hear from parents and teachers to develop what it calls a modern curriculum to respond to a changing economy. It has been criticized for how long it’s been taking to revise the K to 12 curriculum parts of which are 30 years old.
Premier Rachel Notley says says good jobs begin with good education and the government wants to hear directly from parents and teachers. “From kindergarten to career, access to high quality education and training is the key to ensuring life-long success in a changing economy. Future Ready will help us achieve that success.”
Education minister David Eggen says he wants to hear from the 650,000 students, 42,000 teachers and hundreds of thousands of parents in the online survey. “Education is the cornerstone of a healthy economy and we know that education is a top priority for Albertans in general.” He says part of the focus is to strengthen skills training for career development.
The survey will be available until November 18, 2016.