Community Involvement in Curriculum Changes
March 26, 2014
Letter to the Editor (second in a series on the education curriculum)
Re: Oil Firms Involved in Curriculum Changes
It is indeed unfortunate that Inspiring Education, including curriculum redesign and other exciting initiatives underway in Alberta’s schools has become a political football.
Education and the formal preparation of Alberta’s students to become contributing, successful global citizens should be everyone’s business, including the corporations who employ our young adults in the field that is driving, and will continue to drive Alberta’s and Canada’s economy now and in the future.
Curriculum redesign currently involves representatives from the whole Alberta community, including parents, school trustees, superintendents, principals, teachers, business, and post-secondary. These people come to the table to discuss their vision for a curriculum that will meet the needs of every learner, no matter what path these students choose to pursue later – university, the work force, trades or politics. Curriculum design experts and teachers in classrooms will turn that collective vision into a strong program of studies for Alberta students.
Doesn’t it just make sense to have the whole community involved in helping design our future?
Brad Vonkeman, President
Alberta School Councils’ Association
1200, 9925-109 Street
Edmonton, T5K 2J8