The SNACS educational model uses technology to improve learning and foster relationships between schools and students. The school teaches student responsibility and decision-making through a progressive curriculum. Multiple measures of summative assessments are used to assess students and evaluate their progress. Effective use of data is encouraged to determine student learning outcomes. It provides the right environment to foster collaboration and partnerships within the school. In addition to its progressive curriculum, the SNACS educational model utilizes data to improve student learning and decision-making.
Challenges in global education
There are numerous challenges facing global education for children today, ranging from inadequate access to schooling to the dwindling retention of students. In developing countries, despite progress in primary education, many children are still not in school. In South and West Asia, the number of out-of-school children has been nearly halved, and in sub-Saharan Africa, it has decreased by 28 per cent. In many areas, children are being pushed out of school and into jobs to help families survive.
Impact of poverty on learning
Poverty has many negative effects on children’s education. In addition to limiting parents’ ability to provide material resources, it can prevent children from having a high-quality education. Families living in poverty often experience chronic food insecurity, are unable to afford child care or health insurance, and don’t have access to computers or electricity. Lack of these resources may lead to poor academic performance and, in some cases, to gang violence.
Social and emotional learning
Social and emotional learning is an important component of quality education for young children. It is a set of skills and attitudes that foster a healthy self-awareness and empathy. Those skills and attitudes will eventually carry over into adulthood, as students need these skills for success. The benefits of social and emotional learning are many and varied. Students can improve their academic and employability prospects, improve their relationships, and engage in civic life.