ERIC Number: ED135080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
School Facilities Planning. Research Report Number 1974-2.
National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Literature reviewed in this report is intended to help school boards reconsider conventional approaches to school facilities planning. A blueprint is presented for good relationships between decision-makers and architects, explaining a sequence for the planning and construction process and the roles each party should fulfill to work successfully. Information is included about selecting an architect and the job of special consultants. Traditional site development and landscaping are discussed as well as new alternatives. Found spaces, joint occupancy, educational parks, relocatable buildings, and sites that enhance environmental awareness are defined as possible solutions to specific schooling problems. The complex legal problems of joint occupancy are discussed along with examples of existing joint occupancy programs. The final chapter discusses the community schools idea as it relates to the changing roles for public schools and to educational problems of large urban systems and steers the reader to examples of, and possible funding sources for, community school programs. The report concludes with a comprehensive bibliography. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Bibliographies, Community Education, Community Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Facility Planning, Found Spaces, Landscaping, Literature Reviews, School Planning, Shared Facilities, Site Development
National School Boards Association, 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 ($2.50, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.