We asked, thousands of teachers answered.

✏️ 91% are unhappy with the draft & 3 in 4 teachers are “very unhappy.”
✏️90% are uncomfortable teaching the new curriculum
✏️95% of principals are uncomfortable supporting the curriculum in their school and community.

#ableg #abed 1/
“We wanted to give teachers time to review the documents and provide their feedback to us since the government failed to engage teachers in the curriculum process. But the preliminary data is overwhelming: this draft curriculum is fatally flawed." -@schill_dawg #abed #ableg 2/
“Teachers are the experts. Teachers know what will work in a classroom and what will not, and they are overwhelmingly telling us that this curriculum won’t work for Alberta’s elementary students.” -@schill_dawg #abed #ableg 3/
The feedback also shows that teachers strongly believe the new curriculum is both age- & developmentally inappropriate and has not been logically sequenced. #ableg #abed 4/
Over 3,500 teachers, including school and central office leaders, completed the survey between March 29 and April 7, 2021. The respondents make up a highly representative sample of the Alberta elementary teaching population. #ableg #abed 5/
@schill_dawg says that teachers’ analysis included assessing the curriculum in terms of the government’s own preset measures for success, including whether it was logical and developmentally appropriate and reflected diverse perspectives, lifestyles and beliefs.

#ableg #abed 6/
“It is clear that the problem with this curriculum is that teachers were not sufficiently engaged in its development and their concerns were not addressed.

The feedback shows that the government has failed its own mission." -@schill_dawg #ableg #abed 7/
"If the government is serious about producing a strong curriculum, it needs to listen to what teachers are telling them.” -@schill_dawg #ableg #abed 8/
The project features an online questionnaire open to all teachers & principals in #abed system, including hundreds of elementary subject & grade-level specialists. Round-table discussions with subject-matter & curriculum development experts will follow in late spring. #ableg 9/
We are prepared to make a positive contribution to addressing the curriculum’s flaws in an effort to develop a curriculum that is appropriate and coherent and enjoys broad public support among Albertans. #ableg #abed /END

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