ERIC Number: ED324791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Quality of the Physical Environment of the School and the Quality of Education. Conclusions of a Seminar (Lidingo, Sweden, 17-21 October 1988).
Proceedings of a meeting of representatives from 13 countries on the effect of the physical environment on educational quality are summaried. Three major issues are addressed: (1) the effect of the physical environment on education; (2) successful school building characteristics; and (3) what can be done to maintain and improve the quality of existing buildings. It was concluded that, because education is a dynamic process, educational environmental management should be a continuous updating process. Successful facilities are characterized by clearness and quality of expression and support of the social aspects of children's development. Recommended changes in the planning process include preplanned adaptability; sensitivity to evolving needs; development of autonomous assessment systems; and active architect participation. Seven architectural drawings and three black and white photographs are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Building Design, Building Plans, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Facilities, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, School Buildings, School Space
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Programme on Educational Building.
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