ERIC Number: ED190707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Architecture: A Design for Education.
Dykstra, Gretchen; Stroer, Rosemary, Ed.
This booklet contains six case studies describing creative and successful teachers who have demonstrated that teaching architecture and urban design from many perspectives makes a great deal of educational sense. The teachers represent a variety of disciplines and teach at various levels, but all recognize the positive possibilities inherent in the problem-solving aspects of architecture. They have used architecture for many reasons including: as a vehicle for interdisciplinary teaching, for exploring a specific subject, and for drawing school and community together in a joint concern for the environment. The approaches highlighted are: (1) an elementary, interdisciplinary curriculum based on urban studies, (2) a high school design course, (3) an upper elementary school waterfront project, (4) a building project by one special student, (5) a junior high school study of three-dimensional forms and structures, and (6) an architect-in-residence program. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Architecture, Decision Making Skills, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Urban Areas
Board of Education of the City of New York, Publications Sales Office, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
Identifiers: New York (New York)