ERIC Number: ED249613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A High School for the 21st Century.
Graves, Ben E.
The premise used in the development of the Townview Center for the Dallas Independent School District (Texas) is: What actually goes on inside a high school of the future is more important than what the school building will look like. The school's concept includes the housing of various magnet programs at one site. The architect is challenged to produce a design that encourages students to explore their interests more thoroughly. In the beginning the school site will be composed of eight schools and will allow for natural expansion. The project's goal and philosophy states that instructional programs will provide for "flexible program entry, mastery and exit." The design of the school space is to be developed to ensure that circulation among the schools is a continuous flow and that student activities are encouraged. Included are two sketches of the school design concept. (MD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dallas Independent School District TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International (61st, Toronto, Ontario, September 8-12, 1984).