ERIC Number: ED021396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Physical Education, Elementary Schools Facilities and Basic Equipment 1965.
Massachusetts School Building Assistance Commission, Boston.
This report is an outline of recommended specifications for the elementary school physical education program. The indoor physical education facility (gymnasium) should be located away from the classroom area and readily accessible to outside play areas. The size of the gymnasium should be determined by the number and size of the classes that use it. The floor, walls and ceiling should be constructed of durable materials. Movable partitions may be desirable for multiple class use of the gymnasium. Non-glare, shadow-free lighting should be provided. The locker room is to be equipped with adequate drainage and ventilation, full length lockers on outside walls, covered rad ators and pipes, and benches which are fixed to the floor. The shower room should be adjacent to the locker room. The outdoor play areas should be proportionate to school enrollment. The report recommends ample space be provided for game areas. Indoor and outdoor lists of equipment are included as well as a selected bibliography. (GM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts School Building Assistance Commission, Boston.