ERIC Number: ED198611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Open Plan Schools in Malmo, Sweden. Management Analysis Paper.
Recognition of new demands in Swedish education during the 1960s led to selection of eight principles to be considered in educational facilities planning. These principles concerned (1) freedom of students to change schools, (2) availability of school space for nonschool functions, (3) flexible use of spaces for varied student activities, (4) allowing for alternative student groupings, (5) encouraging staff cooperation and teamwork, (6) facilitating integration of subject matter taught, (7) ready access to media and study material, and (8) integration of remedial education. By 1974 eighteen schools covering varying levels from elementary to secondary levels had been built in the Malmo region with these principles incorporated to some degree. The process used to evaluate these schools and their success in attaining the new educational goals is described in this document, and problems identified in different aspects of the evaluation process are discussed. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Open Plan Schools, Program Evaluation, Research Problems
IMTEC, P.O. Box 79 Blindern, Oslo 3, Norway ($1.00 plus mailing costs).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Management Training for Educational Change, Oslo (Norway).
Identifiers: Sweden (Malmo)
Note: Prepared as a working document for the IMTEC training course on The Management of Change: Elementary Education (Lofthus, Norway, May 5-16, 1974).