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ERIC Number: ED016356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 33
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECT OF THERMAL ENVIRONMENT ON LEARNING, A PILOT STUDY.
PECCOLO, CHARLES
THIS IS A REPORT OF A FIRST PILOT STUDY WHICH PRECEDES A SERIES OF STUDIES BEING CONDUCTED BY THE IOWA CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION AND LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC., MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA. IT IS A DIGEST OF A THESIS BY DR. CHARLES PECCOLO WHO SERVED AS RESEARCHER ON THIS FIRST STUDY. THE STUDY AIMED AT MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF THERMAL CONDITIONS ON THE LEARNING PROCESS AND ON LEARNING. THE CONCERN WAS TO STUDY THE MODEL ENVIRONMENT AS NOW ESTABLISHED BY RESEARCH AND WRITINGS AND TO COMPARE IT WITH A MARGINAL ENVIRONMENT. THE FOURTH GRADE SUBJECTS USED WERE TESTED IN VARIOUS FUNCTIONS UNDER TWO CONTRASTING THERMAL ENVIRONMENTS WHICH DIFFERED IN TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, AND AIR MOVEMENT. THE FIRST PIECE OF RESEARCH SHOWED DEFINITE BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN IN A CAREFULLY CONTROLLED THERMAL ENVIRONMENT. HOWEVER, SCHOOL BOARDS AND SUPERINTENDENTS SHOULD NOT EMBARK ON AMBITIOUS PROGRAMS TO AIR CONDITION SCHOOLS USING THIS RESEARCH AS THE SOLE BASIS FOR DOING SO. THIS RESEARCH ALONG WITH OTHER EVIDENCE CAN GIVE STRONG SUPPORT FOR CONSIDERATION OF THERMAL CONDITIONS IN PLANNING SCHOOLS. THIS DIGEST INCLUDES--(1) INTRODUCTION TO THE PROBLEM, (2) DEVELOPMENT OF THE THERMAL CONCEPT AND A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, (3) EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES AND CONDITIONS, (4) ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS, AND (5) SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS. CHARTS, GRAPHS, AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Iowa Center for Research in School Administration.
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