ERIC Number: ED311532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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Forecasting the Future of School Facilities.
Bowers, J. Howard
A number of factors in society affecting the curriculum and thereby creating futuristic facility trends are identified in this paper. People are living longer, technologies are available, and new leadership roles are emerging. These factors present resulting educational implications for curriculum and the school facility. Instead of being isolated from the social world, the modern emphasis is on schools that are open systems and that depend on the external environment for survival. Three exemplary facilities are described: (1) Scottish Corners Elementary School (Columbus, Ohio); (2) Alfred Elementary School (Waterboro, Maine); and (3) the "smart classroom" schools of Scott County (Kentucky). School design trends are allowing schools to become truly special environments through planning processes which foster involvement with staff, involvement with community, and involvement with students who benefit from the facility. (12 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (Tuscaloosa, AL, August 13-18, 1989).