ERIC Number: ED085875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
School Sites: Selection, Development and Utilization. Educational Facilities Series: A Guide to Planning.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Bureau of Facility Planning.
School sites are an integral part of educational facilities. Modern educational programs emphasize the discovery approach to learning where pupils do more than just read about the world around them. For example, they become active explorers and participate in discovering nature and how best to enjoy it and care for it. Thus, there is a curricular use for a site. Every part of the school program can involve some activity in the out-of-doors. Consequently, any consideration of the need for and design of educational facilities must, by necessity, include a careful analysis of the site, including its selection, development, and planned utilization. This bulletin is written to assist school administrators, local boards of education, planning consultants, and school architects in that process. Specific guidelines are offered with regard to desirable sites and their characteristics of size, shape, topography, subsurface conditions, surrounding conditions, and location. Suggestions are offered to alleviate the limitations of inadequate sites, where the financial problems of land purchase require alternate solutions. The importance of planning to protect and enhance the environment is cited, several types and sources of information useful in site selection are listed, and a selected bibliography is provided. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities, Environmental Influences, Facility Planning, Information Sources, Land Acquisition, Land Use, Landscaping, Safety, School Planning, Shared Services, Site Development, Site Selection, Soil Science, Specifications, Topology, Traffic Circulation
Director of the Bureau of Facility Planning, State Department of Education, 225 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08625 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Bureau of Facility Planning.