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ALBERTA HOME EDUCATION REGULATION

ALBERTA HOME EDUCATION REGULATION
Learning Outcomes for Students
Receiving Home Education Programs That Do Not Follow the Alberta Programs of Study


A basic education must provide students with a solid core
program including language arts, mathematics, science and social
studies.
Students are expected
to develop the knowledge, skills and
attitudes that will prepare them for life after high school. A basic
education will allow students to


(a) read for information, understanding and enjoyment,
(b) write and speak clearly, accurately and appropriately for
the context,
(c) use mathematics to solve problems in business, science
and daily life situations,
(d) understand the physical world, ecology and the diversity
of life,
(e) understand the scientific method, the nature of science and
technology and their application to daily life,
(f) know the history and geography of Canada and have a
general understanding of world history and geography,
(g) understand Canada’s political, social and economic
systems within a global context,
(h) respect the cultural diversity, the religious diversity and
the common values of Canada,
(i) demonstrate desirable personal characteristics such as
respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, loyalty
and commitment to democratic ideals,
(j) recognize the importance of personal well-being and
appreciate how family and others contribute to that
well-being,
(k) know the basic requirements of an active, healthful
lifestyle,
(l) understand and appreciate literature, the arts and the
creative process,
(m) research an issue thoroughly and evaluate the credibility
and reliability of information sources,
(n) demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills in
problem solving and decision making,
(o) demonstrate competence in using information
technologies,
(p) know how to work independently and as part of a team,
(q) manage time and other resources needed to complete a
task,
(r) demonstrate initiative, leadership, flexibility and
persistence,
(s) evaluate their own endeavours and continually strive to
improve, and
(t) have the desire and realize the need for life-long learning