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Curriculum › Demonstrate Accountability
In effective programs, accountability is demonstrated to all stakeholders. When program providers and instructors demonstrate accountability, this ensures that all stakeholders have confidence that the program is able to help learners build the skills and knowledge they need.
Accountability is important in each stage of curriculum development. Following the guiding principles in each stage of the curriculum development process increases the accountability of a program.
This section outlines further considerations and strategies for demonstrating accountability in adult ESL literacy programming and instruction, with a focus on maintaining transparency. In this section, you will find strategies for maintaining transparency throughout the processes of:
- Curriculum development
- Curriculum implementation
- Curriculum evaluation
- Curriculum revision
Aligning to external standards is an important aspect of demonstrating accountability. Your program can demonstrate accountability by aligning to the main external standards relevant to ESL literacy programming in Alberta:
Glossary of Terms (296 kB)
The Glossary of Terms provides definitions and descriptions of the way key terms are used in the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework.
Curriculum Development Guide: Stage 5 (105 kB)
This curriculum development guide summarizes the process outlined in Stage 5: Demonstrate Accountability of the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework.
Accountability Checklist for Instructors (117 kB)
This accountability checklist is designed for instructors and is based on the principles outlined in Stage 5: Demonstrate Accountability of the ESL Literacy Curriculum Framework. The purpose of this tool is to guide instructors in reflecting on how they currently demonstrate accountability to learners and to encourage instructors to set professional development goals related to demonstrating accountability.