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ERIC Number: EJ919677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Keys to Success in 2011
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v83 n4 p12-16 Dec 2010
Educators know how hard it can be for students to perform well in school when they come from impoverished and dysfunctional environments. Still, most schools have embraced the philosophy that every student can learn, and they work to enable students to overcome the obstacles in their lives and strive for success. In the same way, schools and universities may face many impediments on the path to success: inadequate financial support, unrealistic expectations, apathetic parents, political interference, to name just a few. But to have any chance at success, education administrators have to embrace the philosophy that every school or university can overcome its obstacles and provide a high-quality learning environment. A key part of providing that high-quality education experience is having facilities that are safe and healthful, and offer students and teachers an opportunity to interact in spaces conducive to learning. This article discusses 10 areas that education institutions should be addressing as they strive for effective schools and universities: (1) Finances; (2) Sustainable design; (3) Operating efficiency; (4) Educational technology; (5) Distance learning; (6) Security; (7) Indoor air quality; (8) Maintenance/Cleaning; (9) Managing space; and (10) Community connection.
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Language: English
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