ERIC Number: ED082289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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Better School Buildings for Less Money: A Report of a Survey of 50 Pennsylvania School Buildings.
Cober, John G.; Reynolds, Robert N.
This study of facilities constructed from 1965 through 1969 attempted to determine how to effect economy and efficiency of function in future school buildings; and to determine whether State Board of Education regulations were viewed as underrestrictive, reasonable, or overrestrictive; whether educational specifications were developed and used by the architect in planning the buildings; and whether the buildings were being used in the ways intended. A special survey form was developed to gather data from principals of buildings, superintendents of schools, teachers, building and grounds supervisors, and custodians. Questions relating to economics, State board regulations, the better and the less satisfactory features, and the extent of communication between the architect and educators were answered from interview responses of the various local school people. Data concerning room schedule practices (including utilization, number of pupils, and multipurpose use spaces) were gathered from tables. The report lists common mistakes to avoid, underscores the need for comprehensively documented educational specifications, and provides suggestions and recommendations for school personnel planning new facilities. (Photographs may reproduce poorly.) (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania