• Expanding educational methods for students and staff: exploring non-traditional methods

      Porcari, Olivia (2019-12)
      According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2019), from the fall of 2000 to the fall of 2015 the population of children enrolled in public schools increased from 47.2 million to 50.4 million, and is projected to reach 52.1 million by the fall of 2027. The two million increase in the number of students enrolled in public schools is extremely significant given the current climate within the educational system in the United States. As the population of students in schools increases, schools have to be able to accommodate the needs of each of these students. The traditional educational model in public schools in place today already fails to meet the needs of all students and lacks individualized educational methods (Gao, 2014). Through analyzing the current system, alternative or non-traditional models of education, exploring the roles of educators, school social workers, counselors, and educational policies, interventions are recommended at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels to assist schools in changing to better fit the needs of all students as the population increases.