We would like to construct a simulation/survey for prospective students of many ages to engage in, in respect to the type of school they would want to receive their education from. Society focuses heavily on the needed reform and social change in the Hartford Schools. This focused attention is primarily based on the influential factors affecting the children in the school system, neglecting the demands and opinions of the actual students attending these schools. School children must be comfortable in their environment in order to attain a valuable education and a successful academic experience.
These are five critical points we must examine about students. We would like to know from the perspective of the students:
1. Desired outcome (expected future achievement)
2. Curriculum based activities students would like to engage in
3. Form of instruction in classroom (Ex. Montessori, or testing prep. Etc.)
4. Role of teacher (amount of guidance)
5. Classroom setting: coed, same sex, etc.
Student Demographics are equally as significant to determine the appropriate schooling environment:
*Where one lives
*Parental/caregiver support etc.
Factors that could impede the potential success of this simulation would be:
*Early private school waitlists and public school space availability
We plan to share readings that will give insight on current educational practices in each type of school setting. Readings will include a range of educational inequalities, such as the reasons for drop out rates and school enrollment rates. Our objective is to enhance students’ input on their individual education in hope of promoting motivational incentives.
Web Project will include the following aspects of education:
1. Various types of schooling
2. Data base statistics (freely accessable form UNESCO)
3. Family economics
4. Student demographics
Helpful visuals will include (in video and photo form):
Classroom exercises and activities in different school settings.