ERIC Number: ED191128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Acoustic Environment in Open Hall Schools. Educational Building Digest 1.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
In the countries of the Asian region there is a long tradition of teaching and learning in large undivided halls. Articulation tests were carried out in schools in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore to explore the acoustic environment of hall-type schools in which teaching groups were separated by storage or chalkboard partitions. This leaflet summarizes the study findings of factors that contribute to good hearing conditions in schools. They are siting school buildings away from sources of noise; separating noisy and quiet rooms in the school building; locating the furthest student no more than seven meters distant from the teacher; and building partitions between teacher stations at least two meters in height. (MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.