Accession Number : AD1046931


Title :   A New School for Brats: Improving the K-12 Education of Military Connected Children


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA MONTEREY United States


Personal Author(s) : Stimis,Robert G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1046931.pdf


Report Date : 01 Sep 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : This thesis answers the question: How can recent changes in the educational environment be leveraged to improve K12 education for military-connected children? In 2011, the Obama Administration issued a report, Strengthening Our Military Families, in which the president, the vice president, and every member of the presidents cabinet committed to ensuring the well-being of military families, including the education of military-connected children. This study examines the current American public school system and its reliance on the traditional factory-based education model to determine the systems efficacy in educating military-connected children, a student population with unique academic, social, physical, and psychological challenges. Rather than depending on the traditional education model to educate military connected children, this study recommends the implementation of a competency-based personalized learning modelstrengthened by technologywithin an expanded domestic network of the United States Department of Defense Education Activity to improve the K12 education of military-connected children.


Descriptors :   CHILDREN , STUDENTS , EDUCATION , MILITARY FAMILIES , learning


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Biology
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE