STAR Schools Management provides practical guidance on the design, construction and maintenance of child-friendly schools as safe, a welcoming environment in which children can learn; emphasize links with the community, influence the pedagogic considerations and sustainability.
It provides practical guidance on the operation and management of child-friendly schools, elaborating on the role of school heads, teachers, non-teaching staff, pupils, parents, communities and local and national education authorities. It gives practical guidance on classroom processes in schools, emphasizing such key features as:
- The role of teaching/learning aids and materials in creating a stimulating environment that is managed by the teacher and enriches the overall classroom experience for the learner.
- The interaction between teacher and learners, with the teacher as an authority figure and facilitator of learning and the learner as an active participant in a democratic process that involves mutual respect.
- The pedagogic process, which is both structured enough to facilitate measurable learning progress and is flexible enough to facilitate the use of a variety of techniques for promoting the achievement of learning outcomes.of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).