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ERIC Number: ED064436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Pages: 28
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SEED: A Preliminary Report.
Yip, Douglas
The Summer of Experience, Exploration, and Discovery (SEED) program is an outgrowth of a summer program which originated in the summer of 1968. When its establishment was approved by the Toronto Board of Education, it was designed to exist as a distinct alternative to the regular secondary school program. However, to ensure that students would not lose a year of their education should they leave the program, the students are required to take languages, science, and mathematics from qualified teachers. These subjects are taught, however, in a different way compared to the regular methods. One of the aims of SEED is to offer the student a wide variety of studies in which he can participate. If a number of SEED students develop an interest which is not currently taught, they may attempt to contact someone in the city community who is interested in teaching them. They, along with their newly-found resource person, or catalyst, design a course curriculum around that specific interest. Since SEED offers the student a chance to participate in his own education, a high level of maturity is necessary. There are over 60 non-credit catalyst-taught courses at SEED, over and above the "core," traditional subjects given by the four core staff teachers. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Canada