Text of Educational Planning and Management - 2014 Trends
Planning and DevelopmentSchool Planning and Management Trends2014
Trend #1: More Emphasis on MIIdentical schools in terms of facilities do not equate to equal opportunity for learners. This one-size-fits-all approach is disappearing. Pro: Schools cater to learners specific needs based on their unique skills and talents.Con: Uncertainty in terms of enrolment, uncertainty in terms of facilities needs, and uncertainty in terms of expenses.
Trend #2: Technology in Instructional DeliveryPro: Keeping abreast with the development in technology and making the most out of it.Con: Costly education; needs technology competent teachers.
Trend #3: Labs over ClassroomsThere will be a preference of laboratories and learning centers over standard academic classrooms. These are also offered for community/business use.Pro: Multipurpose classroomsCon: Costly facilities; increased utilities expenses
Trend #4: The Evolution of Instructional MaterialsPaperless instructions more use of instructional materials in digital forms on CDs, DVDs, or accessed via the Internet.Pro: Paperless; interactive IMsCon: Electrical service, internet connection, computer networks, air-cooling system, soundproofing devices needed in the learning environment
How to Provide School Facilities that meets Current and Future Needs in a Community1. Constantly scan the environment.2. Communicate regularly with educators, the community, businesses, and policy makers.3. Stay aware of current educational, design, and environmental issues.
Thinking beyond Today for Effective PlanningThese questions must be asked on an ongoing basis:1. What is emerging in educational practice that may affect school design tomorrow?2. What is happening with the demographic composition of my community that may change how education must be delivered or what taxpayers are willing to support?3. Does quality research exist that indicates education can be delivered in a more efficient, effective manner?
Only if such questions are addressed can we hope that the school facilities of tomorrow will adequately support the educational programs of the day.Thank you for listening!Reporters: Ma. Angelica Maghinang- DomingoRoxanne M. Delos ReyesReference: Mt. Lebanon School District: http://www.mtlsd.org/district/