ERIC Number: ED121454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Living and Play Areas in the Local Community.
Kara-Pesic, Zivojin; And Others
This book presents results of a three-year study of children's living and play areas in three cities (one large, one medium, and one small) in Yugoslavia. A total of 1,200 families living in 240 buildings in six developments built between 1961 and 1971 were included in the study. A variety of facilities were evaluated for both formal and informal play areas, including consideration of: (1) the plan of the site, design of buildings, and use of apartment space; (2) the arrangement of neighborhood day care centers; and (3) the location, inventory, and adequacy of nearby schools, playgrounds, and/or play field facilities for serving children 3-14 years of age. The multidisciplinary research program focused on the functionally and safety of these informal living and formal play areas, their suitability for the intended age group, their influence on behavior and on physical and psychological health and development and the parents' and children's problems and satisfactions. Questionnaires, inventories, and on-site observations provided the data. Recommendations are included, as well as descriptions of the research instruments used. (ED)
Descriptors: Architectural Research, Building Design, Children, Day Care Centers, Educational Facilities, Family Environment, Foreign Countries, Home Furnishings, Interior Design, Parent Child Relationship, Physical Environment, Physical Health, Playgrounds, Recreational Facilities, Safety, School Space, Space Utilization
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Yugoslav Inst. for Town Planning and Housing, Belgrade.
Identifiers - Location: Yugoslavia