ERIC Number: ED071144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Science Facilities: Educational Facilities Review Series Number 11.
Baas, Alan M.
The design of today's science facilities for elementary and secondary schools reflects trends toward education's growing emphasis on dynamic student-teacher interaction and toward a growing national sensitivity to social and environmental needs. The modern science facility exhibits a primary concern for individual student involvement in the methodologies and results of the scientific process. Conventional classroom and laboratory "eggcrate" arrangements are giving way to open areas facilitating both group and audiotutorial learning. The literature, previously cited in RIE and CIJE, indicates that, while the use of flexible design concepts in science facilities lags behind similar uses in the rest of the school, significant progress is being made. (Author)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Building Design, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities, Educational Specifications, Facility Guidelines, Facility Planning, Flexible Facilities, Furniture Design, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interior Design, Literature Reviews, Public Schools, Science Facilities, Science Laboratories, Science Teaching Centers, Student Teacher Relationship
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.