ERIC Number: ED208526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Design of Secondary Schools--A Case Study, Singapore.
Liew Kok-Pun, Michael; And Others
Land scarcity dominates the thinking of school planners in Singapore. Techniques for optimizing the use of land for schools include (1) the construction of multi-storied or high-rise schools; (2) operation of a double-shift system and, in some cases, a triple-shift system; (3) multiple use of educational spaces; and (4) construction of several schools in combination on the same site. This case study of the design of secondary schools in Singapore includes a review of the curriculum and explains how this has been translated into spacial requirements, building layout, and site layout. Methods of school mapping (planning the location of new schools to provide maximum service) are explained. An organizational chart shows the government departments and statutory boards that are involved in planning and building schools. Illustrations show the layout of science laboratories, home economics laboratories, workshops, craft rooms, resource centers, canteens, and sports facilities. The report concludes with a chapter on construction costs. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Building Plans, Classroom Design, Construction Costs, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Foreign Countries, Home Economics, School Organization, Science Laboratories, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Shared Facilities, Space Utilization, Spatial Relationship (Facilities)
UNIPUB, Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10016 (Order No. UB 92; $7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.