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ERIC Number: ED027720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 14
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Trends in Schoolhouse Construction.
Reida, George W.
Much material has been written, printed, and published on trends in schoolhouse construction but many of the experts have not bothered to concern themselves in carefully analyzing and understanding the program which is to be housed or the specific needs of the children in the community. In discussing this subject, two distinct realities must be recognized and accepted at the outset. First, some changes have occurred in educational methods and techniques. Second, tremendous strides have been made in construction techniques and building materials. As new trends in school building planning are described, the educational function of the building still demands prime consideration. The design or style of architecture of a building will not in and of itself assure the best educational program. The significant trends elaborated on include--(1) flexibility, (2) team teaching, (3) shape of modern school buildings, (4) windowless classrooms, (5) carpeting, (6) temperature controlled school buildings, (7) ungraded primary schools, (8) electric heat, (9) library as functional learning center, and (10) educational specifications. (RK)
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