ERIC Number: ED467701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Ten Educational Trends Shaping School Planning and Design.
Stevenson, Kenneth R.
This publication examines 10 educational trends that should be considered in the planning, design, and modernization ofschools. The trends were identified by reviewing research on the relationship of school facilities to student outcomes; by performing a general environmental scan of current trends, issues, problems, andinitiatives in education; and by reviewing demographic patterns emerging out of the 2000 U.S. Census. The trends are: (1) the lines of prescribed attendance areas will blur; (2) schools will be smaller and more neighborhood oriented; (3) there will be fewer students per class; (4) technology will dominate instructional delivery; (5) the typical spaces thought to constitute a school may change; (6) students and teachers will be organized differently; (7) students will spend more time in school; (8) instructional materials will evolve; (9) grade configurations will change; and (10) schools will disappear by the end of the 21st century (or will they?). (Contains 14 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Grouping (Instructional Purposes), School Space
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.