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ERIC Number: ED018098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A REPORT ON SPACE UTILIZATION.
EARTHMAN, GLEN I.
THIS REPORT IS AN IDENTIFICATION OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE THE AMOUNT OF SQUARE FOOTAGE INCLUDED IN HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND LOWER SCHOOL DESIGN. THESE FACTORS ARE RELATED TO THE PERCENT OF UTILIZATION OF THESE SPACES. VARIABLES DETERMINING SPACE ALLOCATION FOR HIGH AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS ARE--(1) THE SQUARE FOOTAGE ALLOWANCE PER TEACHING STATION, (2) THE LENGTH OF CLASS PERIODS AND THE LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL DAY, (3) THE NUMBER OF PERIODS IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED, (4) THE STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO, (5) THE NUMBER OF PERIODS IN THE SCHOOL DAY BEYOND THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REQUIREMENTS, (6) THE EXTENT OF SPECIALIZED TEACHING STATIONS OF LIMITED FLEXIBILITY, AND (8) THE AVAILABILITY OF OFFICE AND PLANNING SPACE FOR TEACHERS. WAYS TO REDUCE SQUARE FOOTAGE IN THE LOWER SCHOOLS INCLUDE ELIMINATION OR REDUCTION OF SUCH SPECIAL SPACES AS TEAM PLANNING ROOMS, ARTS ROOM, DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, INCREASE OF STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO, AND REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF SQUARE FEET ALLOWED PER CLASSROOM. THE PRESENT ALLOCATIONS WERE DETERMINED TO BE ADEQUATE FOR A PROGRAM OF QUALITY EDUCATION, NONETHELESS, THEY ARE HIGHER THAN MINIMUM STATE STANDARDS. ADEQUATE SPACE DOES NOT GUARANTEE QUALITY BUT IT DOES ALLOW MORE FLEXIBILITY AND SHOULD LEAD TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION. (BD)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Board of Education, PA. School Planning Dept.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)