Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] post-secondary

From: Carol Hughes <carolhughes1_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Sat Apr 26 11:00:00 2003

Can anyone tell me why I'm just getting these posts on April 26th?
Carol Hughes

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From: "Victoria Serda" <vserda_at_sympatico.ca>
To: <discuss-sudbury-model_at_sudval.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] post-secondary

> I'd like to add that in Canada, at the University of Waterloo, Ontario,
there is
> the Independent Studies Program (undergraduate degree-
> http://www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/interdis/independent/index.html) where the
student
> can design their own courses or mix with ones offered by the university
(whether
> distance or on campus), and to get the undergraduate degree you do a
thesis.
> There are no grades or tests, no prerequisite courses, and students have
> meetings one on one with professors. I just finished this program, and sat
on
> the admissions committee, so if anyone has questions, email me. UW was
listed by
> Macleans Magazine to be the #1 best overall university in Canada for the
11th
> year in a row. http://www.uwaterloo.ca/macleans/. This is the best program
I
> have ever heard of at an undergraduate level.
> Victoria Serda
>
> Joseph Moore wrote:
>
> > > From: Mike Sadofsky [mailto:sadofsky_at_attbi.com]
> >
> > > I am hardly an expert on the college and university scene, but some
> > > folks talk about Hampshire and Goddard having a self-directed
> > > structure. And depending on what one wants, St. Johns may be a school
> > > to consider.
> > >
> > > Mike Sadofsky
> > >
> >
> > Not a SM grad, just a dad - going from a standard model high school to
the
> > Great Books program at St. John's was quite a shock: there's this huge
> > assigned reading list with a schedule for when and where you'll be
meeting
> > to discuss the works, virtually no tests, and 2-3 papers per semester.
> > 'Tutors' sit at the table with the students in small groups. Nobody's
> > following you around to make sure you get stuff done - you do or not do,
you
> > stay or not stay. My butt-in-the-desk busywork education up to that
point
> > did nothing to prepare me for this.
> >
> > I imagine that, if a 'classical' education is what a kid wants, Sudbury
> > would be far better prep for St. John's College than anything I did,
and,
> > assuming attitudes there have not changed too much over the last 27
(*gulp*)
> > years, they'd have little problem accepting a kid who wanted in
regardless
> > of diplomas and SAT scores they may or may not have.
> >
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