ERIC Number: ED105192
Record Type: RIE
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The Physical Needs of a Distributive Education Classroom: "Equipment and Space."
Loomis, Larry L.
The booklet is designed to aid school administrators, vocational directors, and teacher coordinators to better determine equipment needs, classroom layouts, and room locations for distributive education (DE) students. The results of two surveys provided the data on which the suggestions are based. The first obtained responses from the DE supervisors in 47 States to a series of questions relating to their perceptions of space and equipment needs for a DE classroom. The second, covering similar areas, elicited a 95 percent response from DE coordinators in Nebraska. Although individual classroom and program needs vary, some items were felt to be essential by most supervisors and coordinators, and should be considered when planning new facilities. Emphasis was placed on adequate space, including storage space, laboratory space, display areas, and equipment (display equipment, sign machines, aduiovisual, student tables, and cash register). The DE classroom does not need a quiet location, and may actually benefit from being situated in a high traffic area. The cost is comparable to that of a typical classroom, particularly if the possibility of rental of equipment from local stores in return for free advertising is considered. Many DE suppliers will assist with classroom layouts. (SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Vocational Education.