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ERIC Number: ED509783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 106
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Experiential Education in Boston's Pilot Schools: A Three-Year Demonstration Project. PSEED Documentation Report
Miller, Beth M.; Tung, Rosann; Ward, Rolanda
Center for Collaborative Education
The Pilot schools Experiential Education Demonstration (PSEED) project was intended to deepen and embed high-quality experiential education within each participating school's academic programs. A continuation of a multiyear set of initiatives by the Barr Foundation, PSEED was an effort to unify the foundation's content area foci on arts, fitness/sports, and environmental education with its belief that Pilot schools held promise as a systemic reform in the Boston Public School system (BPS). The Barr Foundation chose to collaborate with the Pilot schools in this work, in part because their greater flexibility allows for the adjustments in budget, staffing, and scheduling at the school level that are a prerequisite for successful experiential education programming. The PSEED work was grounded in the belief that high-quality experiential education would significantly enhance student engagement and performance over time. PSEED implementation began in the fall of 2005 and ended in the spring of 2008. The purpose of this PSEED documentation report is to summarize the three years of work in the seven Pilot schools, all of whom had diverse goals and implementation plans. Two appendices are included: (1) Instruments Used in the Documentation Project; and (2) Documentation Exemplars from Schools. (Contains 5 tables and 11 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Collaborative Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts