ERIC Number: ED229182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Rearranging the Traditional Two-Teacher School to Fit the Linear Multiple-Area Plan.
Dennison, B.; And Others
Teachers' Forum (Australia), v1 n2 p5-7 1978
The traditional two-teacher school in Queensland is high-set, providing two classrooms, services room, and verandah upstairs, and a concreted area underneath. This plan re-arranges the traditional two-teacher school to fit a linear multiple-area plan (which can, with minor variations, be adapted to up to a four-teacher school). The plan encompasses folding partitions which allow the two classrooms to become an open teaching space in which two teachers teach co-operatively. For convenience, these teaching areas are referred to in this report as teaching areas one and two. Generally the plan calls for this area to be left open so that the pupils will have total space, but, when it is considered necessary, the folding partitions are drawn to provide two separate rooms. Flexibility is the key-note in furnishings and usages. Teaching area one provides for a mathematics area, a science area, an audiovisual trolley, and a tidy-box holder. Area two provides a language arts area, a library, and a social studies area. The verandah is now the wet area for art and craft activities, and the services room has a variety of functions, among them use as principal's office, staff room, sick bay, and duplicating room, to mention a few. (AH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Brisbane Coll. of Advanced Education, Kelvin Grove (Australia). Dept. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland)