Defense Date

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Interior Design

Abstract

I am interested in the idea that schools should be designed to offer individualized learning."A Science & Mathematics Magnet School at Maymont" explores a type of school that is becoming more familiar and accessible. By allowing students who have an interest in excelling in school and preparing for their future careers to come together and meet one another and experience aneducation that might not otherwise be available can be beneficial in many ways. In most cases, because of the funding required for such specialized schools, class sizes are reduced to meet budgets and the schools are opened to the community to gain funding. Smaller class sizes increase student interaction and aid in forming connections among students and between studentsand teachers. The use of the school as a venue for the community adds needed revenue. Both occurences may be advantageous and positively effect community at the school and surrounding populous levels.

Rights

© The Author

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

June 2008

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