Monday, September 18, 2017

'Cultural sensitivity' to be taught included in new Alberta curriculum - METRO NEWS

by Lucie Edwardson 
Originally published: September 14, 2017

Alberta’s Education minister said the biggest thing he’s learned—and plans to put in practice—while working on his curriculum overhaul is that it should “reflect the composition of our province.”

Education minister David Eggen launched the six-year overhaul of the province’s curriculum in June 2016, and said the new curriculum will focus on strong numeracy and literacy but will be infused with principles of empathy, justice and equity.

He told Metro during an editorial board Thursday that for the last year he’s been traveling around the province collecting submissions for the new curriculum—some of which is more than 30 years old—from stakeholders including, banks, financial institutions, military historians, veterans and more.