ERIC Number: ED198610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Open Plan Education: Sheffield--England. Management Analysis Paper.
International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).
Changing concepts of elementary education led educators in Sheffield, England, to rethink their facility needs. A move to open plan schools was the result. Problems encountered in this move differed according to whether the new facilities were replacements for previously existing structures, remodelled buildings, or brand new schools serving new populations. In each case problems involved the changing roles of head teachers, assistant teachers, and parents. Unanticipated problems included additional teacher workload, necessary duplication of materials, lack of nonprofessional assistance, inadequate storage, unexpected construction costs, and demands for learning resource centers. This document concludes with recommendations for the planning of future moves to open plan schools. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Innovation, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Open Plan Schools, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Program Implementation, Teacher Role
IMTEC, P.O. Box 79 Blindern, Oslo 3, Norway ($1.00 plus mailing costs).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).
Identifiers: England (Sheffield)
Note: Prepared by the English team attending the IMTEC training course on The Management of Change: Elementary Education (Lofthus, Norway, May 5-16, 1974).