ERIC Number: ED424724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Safe Schools Facilities Planner. Improving School Climate and Order through Facilities Design.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Researchers, consulting professionals, and advocating agencies agree that school facility design is one essential component to a safe and successful school. This document addresses design-related concepts that can positively affect school climate and order. It describes and provides facility planning guidelines for crime prevention through environmental control in the following areas: access control; natural surveillance; formal surveillance; territoriality; defensible space; target hardening; and program interaction. Guidelines also address issues on school size, schools-within-schools, health and life safety, and school climate and order. (Contains 30 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Crime Prevention, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Safety, School Security, School Size
Web site: http://www.schoolclearinghouse.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina