ERIC Number: ED068170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Some Sensible and Outrageous Ideas for the Future--Community Services and Facilities for Young Children.
Larson, Theodore C.; And Others
Research and development guidelines and projections for future child development centers are discussed. The first section describes the Child Development Center (CDC) concept and proposes a nationwide program. Other topics deal with child health and development, education for change, the community and the young child, public approaches and responsibilities, and resources of the private sector. This consideration of needs in a child development program concludes with a discussion of the architect's role. The last section describes two significant architectural innovations. Based on a drawing of an ideal school conceived by a child, Percy Dare has designed a learning laboratory containing innovative activity areas which would provide children with different locations in which to work, study or examine materials provided by their immediate environment. The laboratory contains open-air play areas within the structure. Seven Multi-Instruction Areas have been planned to incorporate the neighborhood into a university for the disadvantaged into the community project called "Everywhere School". (DJ)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Building Design, Building Innovation, Child Development Centers, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Educational Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Research and Development Centers
Publications Distribution Services, University of Michigan, 615 East University, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 ($4.00, Order PDS #513)
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Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Architectural Research Lab.
Note: This is the third in a series of reports describing work accomplished by the ORA Project 31659