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Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2003 23:54:24 -0400
From: Ruben Safir
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Subject: [hangout] Free Software Education Initiative Committee Report
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Selso should give a more detailed report, but in my job as Secretary
The FSEI met tonite and had a very sucessful meeting tonight.
I'm very sorry, but i forgot to get the full name of the gentleman
from the Concord School, but we had several though conversations on what
to present on April 29th to the Board of Education.
David Williams and Marco Scoffier is to work on a two fold ciriculum
for Concord and for Public Education in General. The GNU/Linux 1 class
is to be forked into two new programs. One version will be a Teachers
Ciriculum and another is a student ciriculum. The student ciriculum
will be tailored for a number of subjects, such as science and math.
The group agreed that educators do not adequately understand either
how technology can help with traditional studies, or how the need
for a seperate area of study in basic computer sciences.
For English studies and class work, a slashdot server is to be built for
demonstration with the Board of Ed. Selso volunteered to build it by
The group agreed to focus on a long term stratergy of digital integration
in education, as well as stressing fundemental computer sciences. The
education on the logical construction for Free Software is to be integrated
into the program. The group compared the basis of Free Software developement
needs to be taught as a scientist would teach the scientific method in all
levels of science. It is the be the underlined current of all training and
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