ERIC Number: ED384988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Designing Places for Learning.
Meek, Anne, Ed.
This book presents information about the condition of schools around the United States. It also describes the link between architecture and academic success and offers suggestions for improving the design of existing and future school buildings. Eleven articles look at schools as places of deep meaning and show how that view can alter approaches to the design, construction, and renovation of schools. Following the preface, "The Importance of the School as Place," by Anne Meek, the articles include: (1) "Systemic School Reform: Implications for Architecture" (Edward B. Fiske); (2) "Design Patterns for American Schools: Responding to the Reform Movement" (Gary T. Moore and Jeffery A. Lackney); (3) "Place as a Form of Knowledge" (Steven Bingler); (4) "Using Cultural Information To Create Schools That Work" (Sara Snyder Crumpacker); (5) "Revitalizing an Older School" (Harold L. Hawkins); (6) "Crow Island School: 54 Years Young" (Anne Meek with Steven Landfried); (7) "Planning Your School's Technology Future" (Bob Valiant); (8) "How Schools Are Redesigning Their Space" (Anne Taylor); (9) "Opening Doors for Students with Disabilities: A Photo Essay" (Krista W. Barton with DeeLynn Smith); (10) "Buildings Matter: The Connection between School Building Conditions and Student Achievement in Washington, D.C." (Maureen M. Berner); and (11) "Wasting Our Assets: The Costs of Neglecting the Nation's Education Infrastructure" (Andrew C. Lemer). Each chapter contains references. A list of resources (written and contact organizations) is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Utilization Research, Physical Mobility, Space Utilization, Spatial Relationship (Facilities)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt, Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 1-95082).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.; Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, Scottsdale, AZ.
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