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ERIC Number: ED191223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Exceptional Education and the Physical Environment: Toward Behaviorally-Based Design Principles.
Moore, Gary T.; Cohen, Uriel
The paper summarizes findings from an applied research programing and design project for children with learning disabilities. Information was collected and analyzed from the literature, interviews, observations, participatory games, consultants, and a building type analysis. Findings are reported along 14 developmental goals (such as perceptual and gross motor development) to which environments for exceptional children should respond and along 13 design principles (including orderliness and consistency) to facilitate the goals. Three main products are discussed: the development of new methods in production and communication of design relevant environmental research; the development of a generic program document using an experimental format and stressing developmental goals and design principles applicable to a wide range of indoor and outdoor environments for exceptional children; and the production of a detailed design proposal for an outdoor learning environment. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Building Design, Children, Design Requirements, Facility Planning, Learning Disabilities, Physical Environment
School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (Reprint No. RP78-4)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Note: Paper presented at the Environmental Design Research Association (9th, Tuscon, AZ, April, 1978). Published in W. E. Rogers and W. H. Ittelson, Eds. "New Directions in Environmental Design Research." Washington, DC: Environmental Design Research Association, 1978 (pages 259-86). Print on some pages may be marginally legible.