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ERIC Number: ED001128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 280
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A DIGEST OF CLIMATE CONTROLLED AND NON-CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOLS--AN EVALUATIVE STUDY CONDUCTED IN PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CURTIS, H.A.; STUART, FRED
A COMPARISON WAS MADE OF ONE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOL WITH ONE OR MORE NON-CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOLS OF SIMILAR SIZE WITH RESPECT TO FACTORS OF COST AND OUTCOMES, IN THE PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. EACH OF THE FOUR SCHOOLS STUDIED HAD THE FOLLOWING SIMILARITIES--LOCATION, COST OF CONSTRUCTION, OCCUPANCY RATE, AND OPERATING COSTS. CONSTRUCTION DIFFERED SOMEWHAT ADVANTAGEOUSLY FOR THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOL, THEREBY REDUCING ITS OPERATING COSTS. COMFORT INDICES, DEVELOPED THROUGH TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY READINGS AND PUPIL QUESTIONNAIRES, SHOWED THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOLS TO HAVE A HIGHER DEGREE OF RELATIVE COMFORT. ACHIEVEMENT GAINS WERE GREATER IN THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOL THAN IN THE NON-CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOL IN FOUR COMPARISONS AND EQUAL TO THE NON-CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOLS IN TWO COMPARISONS. IN NO CASE WERE THEY LESS THAN IN NON-CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOLS. DIFFERENCES IN DISCIPLINE OR HEALTH DID NOT SEEM TO BE SIGNIFICANT FACTORS. CONSERVATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE DATA ARE FAVORABLE TO THE COMPACT CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOL. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT THE COMPACT CLIMATE CONTROLLED SCHOOL ADVERSELY AFFECTED THE SCHOOL PROGRAM, THE STUDENTS, OR THE TEACHERS.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Pinellas County District School Board, Clearwater, FL.
Identifiers: Florida (Clearwater)