ERIC Number: ED025918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Challenge - A Report Suggesting How an Old School Can Continue to Serve Youth if the Educational Program is the Prime Consideration.
Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.
Western High School in Washington D. C. first opened its doors in 1890. It is still a structurally sound building but cannot, as it is presently designed, hope to fulfill the educational programs of the 1970's. Demands for change have come from students, faculty, parents, and the community at large. As envisaged, the new program would be an inquiry or problem-solving approach to education using a series of three or four clusters of classrooms, seminar rooms, independent study areas, and faculty offices to house the program. Ten different alternative architectural solutions are offered ranging from minor alterations to the present building to the construction of an educational park. Plans and schematic diagrams are pictured for each of the schemes. Rough cost estimates are given and space needs for each part of the educational programs charted. Also included are "then and now" photographs of the interior of the school building. Basic to all of the alternatives considered is the conversion, not the replacement, of the presently existing facility. (NI)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Great Cities Research Council, Chicago, IL.