ERIC Number: ED213668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
School Environment Handbook Part II: Environmental Awareness and Assessment of the School Environment.
deHaas, Patricia; Gillespie, Judith
This handbook is divided into two sections focusing on awareness and assessment activities designed to improve the total environment of the school. The activities can be used by one or more persons, and are appropriate for students, teachers, support staff, and administrators. The first section presents suggestions and activities to help explore individuals' awareness of the school environment in three dimensions. The first of these is self-awareness in the school environment, the second is awareness of settings within the school environment, and the third is awareness of general school environment. Forms are provided for clarifying personal attitudes and behaviors and for drawing up an individual daily activities profile. Activities are presented to help the individual identify some of the important settings in the school, to become aware of the location of significant settings, and to identify settings in which significant interactions take place. Forms are provided to aid in examining the physical characteristics of the school environment and the rules that govern behavior in that environment. The emphasis is upon the ways that these dimensions influence school participants and their interactions with each other. The second section is designed to aid in assessing the school environment and in investigating the attitudes and behaviors of the people in the school. Forms are provided for assessing personal strengths, weaknesses, and attitudes. Three worksheets are designed to allow individuals to assess and analyze specific locations in the school, problems they may present, and rules that govern behaviors in those settings. A questionnaire or general school survey that may be used in planning changes in the school environment is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of School Food and Nutrition Programs.
Note: For related documents, see SP 019 686 and SP 019 688.