A survey is now up on the government’s website, asking parents and teachers of school kids what they think should happen with the comprehensive review of the curriculum happening now.
It’s the first in a series of education initiatives that will be done by the province, called “Future Ready.”
Education Minister David Eggen says it’s a long-term plan that aims to close the gap between school learning and training for the workforce.
“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.”
The idea is to support students throughout the whole process.
“We know that good jobs begin with a good education,” said Premier Rachel Notley. “Our changing economy demands a modern curriculum that prepares our kids for success at school and in the workforce. We want to hear directly from parents as we take on this important work.”
The survey will be up until Nov. 18. The province will also be looking at what schools do in other parts of world, and will hold face-to-face discussions with people during its review of the curriculum.
Future parts of the plan will include initiatives ranging from improving school nutrition and programs for learning English, to strengthening partnerships between school courses and industry. (kdr)