ERIC Number: ED119340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Enclosed Open Space. Applying Open Space Techniques to Self-Contained Classrooms.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
The physical environment has been the focal point of many recent innovative changes in educational facilities. Public acceptance of open space schools as a response to changing educational philosophies has generally been favorable. A problem, however, is not the planning and construction of new schools, but the modernization of existing ones. A major concern is treating the classrooms in such a way that they enhance and encourage an environment similar to that prevalent in open space schools. Suggestions are given in text and illustrations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Furniture, Classrooms, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Education, Equipment Storage, Flexible Facilities, Flooring, Furniture Arrangement, Graphic Arts, Interior Design, Interior Space, Open Plan Schools, School Space, Signs, Space Utilization, Spatial Relationship, Traditional Schools
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
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