ERIC Number: ED085876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Educational Specifications. Educational Facility Series: A Guide to Planning.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Bureau of Facility Planning.
Although the concept of educational specifications for planning school buildings has been discussed over a long period of time and has found its way into virtually every facility's planning publication in the last 20 years, there remains a considerable lack of understanding of what educational specifications should include and how they should be applied. This bulletin is intended to provide a more complete definition of educational specifications and to assist local school districts in communicating their district programs and needs to their architects in the most clear and concise manner so that the most functional designs can result for each given situation. Guidelines are provided by summarizing the information -- educational specifications -- needed by the architect designing a facility. Suggested first is a specification outline that covers background information (educational goals and philosophy, learning environment, and available funds), school population characteristics, the educational program (including summer programs), auxiliary services, and the physical features of building and site. Each of these major items is then explored specifically within the context of working specifications. A 28-item selected bibliography is included. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Ancillary Services, Architectural Programing, Bibliographies, Check Lists, Educational Facilities, Educational Specifications, Participation, Program Content, School Demography, Space Classification, Space Utilization
Director of Facility Planning, Services, State Department of Education, 225 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08625 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Bureau of Facility Planning.