Cautious optimism with launch of Alberta Education curriculum review survey
Calgary parent group said until they see who makes up the expert working groups it will be hard to endorse Minister David Eggen's Future Ready initiatives
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Alberta Education’s curriculum survey is “a start,” says a city parent group.
On Tuesday, education minister David Eggen announced his Future Ready initiative, which
“It’s a pretty big deal, it’s an unprecedented reach into the public in terms of input into education or curriculum,” said Eggen, adding the survey was live and people can fill it out right away.
Lisa Davis, spokeswoman for the Calgary Association of Parents and School
“I think we certainly have a concern that independent voices are not sitting at the decision table,” she said.
“We hope the next engagement would have more details about the direction than this current survey does, otherwise it’s very difficult to provide any meaningful feedback,” she said.
The minister said there will also be live interactions and meetings all across the province, hosted by the curriculum consortia.
Eggen said after this survey closes Nov. 18, they will collect all the information, evaluate and
“Of course this is not just the beginning of the end, this is the beginning,” he said. “It’s a combination of
President of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), Helen Clease, said they support the ministry’s mission to improve education and skills training for Alberta learners.
“We want to ensure an education in Alberta meets the needs of learners today, and well into the future,” she said.
Eggen said they want to hear from all interested Albertans. To fill out the survey click here.