ERIC Number: ED069452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Alaskan Schools: Educational Specifications. Reprinted September, 1971.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Public Information and Publications.
The educational specifications of facilities for rural Alaskan schools are given in this 1964 report. Alaska's 6 recognized geographic regions are briefly described with consideration to topography, climate, permafrost conditions, latitude position, and transportation difficulties which present problems in planning schools. Since the school design should be able to accommodate recent trends in teaching methodology and any future developments, space requirements, as well as how instructional programs relate to space, are discussed. Facilities for small, isolated elementary schools, which should be flexible and functional buildings, are described as they relate to kindergarten, primary, intermediate, upper, and special education programs in Alaska. This report presents activities and learning experiences which have implications for construction and space and the current teaching methods used. Also given are the specifications for Alaskan teachers' living quarters. Alaska's rural high schools are discussed in terms of the educational program, learning environment, and special facilities needed. Suggested space and equipment allocations for schools of various sizes, the elementary classroom-teacher cluster, and the orientation with high schools are illustrated. (NQ)
Descriptors: American Indians, Classrooms, Climate, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Schools, Facility Guidelines, Flexible Facilities, Geography, High Schools, Rural Schools, Teacher Housing, Topography
Inter-Library Loan from California State Library, Sacramento, California
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Public Information and Publications.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska