ERIC Number: ED218252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Annotated Bibliography on the Effects of the Physical Environment Upon Education. Ecological Theory of Teaching.
McDonnell, Thomas; Becker, Franklin
This annotated bibliography focuses on the effects of the physical environment on education. Topics covered include school size, architectural design, seating arrangement, environmental stressors, alternative learning environments, enhancing learning through environmental change, and special groups of students within the school. The first section of the bibliography contains brief annotations of journal articles and monographs. In the second section, references selected from the first section are reviewed in greater depth and summarized. This is one of a series of reports that form a part of the initial phase of a project to develop an ecological theory of teaching. The intent of this series is to provide access to the concepts, paradigms, and findings of the disciplines selected for review. The long-range goal of the project is the development of a theory of teaching that approaches and views classroom teaching and learning from an ecological perspective. (JD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Building Design, Change Strategies, Class Size, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Exceptional Persons, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Nontraditional Education, Physical Environment, School Size, Space Utilization, Stress Variables
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SP 020 398-401.