ERIC Number: ED327955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Schools for the Twenty-First Century.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Proper planning in the design of new school facilities saves time, money, and resources. The importance of planning increases when funds are scarce, as limited dollars must be put to their best use. A dialogue should be generated in the community and among members of the school planning committee regarding how schools should look. Many questions that must be considered in the construction of new schools and building remodeling are addressed as well as issues and alternatives each district can take into account with its own resources, situation, and philosophy. The first section looks at a hypothetical school containing design elements that are described and discussed in section 2. Section 3 outlines planning steps, specification determination, and planning for quality. Design examples of nine schools, a master plan checklist, and a listing of resources in providing planning assistance are included. (EJS)
Descriptors: Building Plans, Design Build Approach, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Case Studies, Facility Requirements, Futures (of Society)
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.75 plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.