FNESC has invited English teachers to respond to the new draft curriculum for English 10 and 11 First Peoples which is now available on the Ministry of Education website for feedback. Response Forms in WORD and PDF formats are also available. These documents can be found at: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/drafts/

The deadline for written response is March 26, 2010.

In addition to the written response opportunity, the curriculum will be piloted in several school districts during the second term of the 2009-2010 school year. Final revision will be made to the curriculum document once data from the response process and pilot projects are collated. Full implementation is planned for September, 2010 with the first Grade 10 Provincial Examination delivered in January 2011.

English First Peoples is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers and students. These courses represent an invitation to all learners to explore and discover First Peoples worldviews through the study of literary, informational and media text with local, Canadian and international First Peoples’ content. The courses focus on texts that present authentic First Peoples voices (i.e., historical or contemporary texts created by or with First Peoples).

English 10 and 11 First Peoples are the academic equivalent of English 10 and 11. Students will develop the English language and literacy skills and capacities they must have in order to meet British Columbia’s graduation requirements.

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