ERIC Number: ED061598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
SEF - Academic Evaluation. An Interim Report.
Metropolitan Toronto School Board (Ontario). Study of Educational Facilities.
This report is the result of the first year evaluation of 16 open plan schools built by SEF, four NonSEF open plan schools, and four traditional plan schools in an effort to compare SEF schools with nonSEF schools and open plan facilities with traditional plan facilities. The study was intended to gather information about the adequacy of these various facilities from the standpoint of the users. Questionnaires were given to all teachers and principals, to randomly selected 5th and 6th grade students in heterogeneous classes, and to randomly selected parents and neighbors. In addition, observations of all students and teachers were made in 12 schools over a period of one week. There were differences both in satisfaction with and utilization of facilities, some favoring SEF schools and some favoring nonSEF open plan schools. However, the differences from school to school were generally much greater than the average differences between types. The large, overriding differences were generally found between the open and the traditional plan schools. (Author)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Community Attitudes, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Evaluation Methods, Facility Case Studies, Facility Utilization Research, Flexible Facilities, Open Plan Schools, Parent Attitudes, Physical Environment, Principals, Research Methodology, Space Utilization, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Toronto School Board (Ontario). Study of Educational Facilities.