ERIC Number: ED027135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Planning Requirements for Small School Facilities.
Davis, J. Clark; McQueen, Robert
The unique requirements of small school facilities, designed to handle multiple curricular functions within the same operational space, necessitate the creation of educational specifications tying the curriculum to that portion of the facility in which each curriculum component will be implemented. Thus, in planning the facility the major concern should be flexibility, to insure maximum utilization of space as well as complete expansion of curricular activities. Technological advances in design (such as open space plans) and construction meterials (such as flooring materials and acoustical treatments) have greatly facilitated the concept of flexible school plants. Advances in the control of illumination and thermal conditions now enable adequate planning for the school environment. Finally, small school libraries should utilize new library technologies for acquiring, storing, presenting, and retrieving materials, while providing a setting designed for individual instruction, one of the special advantages accruing to students enrolled in a small school system. (DK)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Building Innovation, Carpeting, Classrooms, Educational Facilities, Educational Specifications, Flexible Facilities, Flexible Lighting Design, Library Facilities, Lighting, Movable Partitions, Multipurpose Classrooms, School Libraries, School Size, Small Schools, Thermal Environment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.