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Re: [school-discuss] Free-Open Baccalaureate Idea

Dear Ian,

Quoting ian <ian.lynch2@ntlworld.com>:

> Yishay Mor wrote
> > > 
> > > Also,  I suggest we try to interest some academic partners (I know a 
> > > few). They can bring expertise, funding and publicity.
> > > But we should probably have some prototype to show first.
> David wrote
> > Fantastic. Ian brought up the problem of the UK's national curriculum
> aleady. I
> > think that's all the more reason to allow folks to start on a core of
> courses
> > (i.e. units, lessons, texts, other) for particular age-groups/spans,
> > developmental levels -- written broadly so they'd be easy to adapt to a
> > particular country or locality's private standards. Not easy, but I think
> worth
> > doing as it would create something with which a willing teacher could take
> and run.
> Thinking about this, if the Bac is basically a school leaving University
> entrance type accreditation it might be possible to accredit other
> people's qualifications on a sort of points system. I did some work at
> the London Institute of Education about 10 years ago on a Technological
> Baccalaureate and allowing this type of thing was a way of shortcutting
> the process of writing everything from scratch. There are a whole range
> of qualifications here but Level 3 defines those associated with
> university entrance. Normally 3 A level subjects eg maths, Physics,
> Chemistry (Most people think this is too narrow) AVCE (Advanced
> vocational Certificate in Education) etc. If we could get lists of other
> qualifications recognised in other countries we could look toward
> putting a frame work together that provided a coherent baseline of
> breadth with certain elements of specialisation. The government here is
> looking now at a bac system for Post 16. Perhaps an opportunity?
> -- 
> ian <ian.lynch2@ntlworld.com>
This work you did and the insights you gained would definitely enable us to come
to some sort of "core" that would be of international use. In my thinking, we
are going from p-k up towards the bac, assuming everyone can/could go for the
Bac if she or he were interested. Is that what you're thinking?



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