Educational Facilities within the Context of a Changing 21st Century America

Abstract: 
This provocative paper begins by discussing the eventual possibility of virtual schools -- schools with neither teachers nor buildings, then explores eight possible near-term trends and their likely effects on school facilities: Trend 1: The "Baby Boomers" Versus the "New Majority;"<br> Trend 2: The Struggle For Control of American Education; Trend 3: Defining What Schools Will Teach; Trend 4: Instructional Delivery - People Versus Machines; Trend 5: Smaller, Neighborhood Schools; Trend 6: Smaller Class Sizes Versus Technology; Trend 7: Grade Span Reconfiguration; and Trend 8: The Physical Environment in Schools and Optimizing Learning
Year: 
2006
Pages: 
18
Category: 
Planning, Design, Construction