ERIC Number: ED426585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Where Our Children Learn Matters: A Report on the Virginia School Facilities Impact Study.
Duke, Daniel L.; Griesdorn, Jacqueline; Gillespie, Monica; Tuttle, J.B.
The state of Virginia, like the rest of the nation, has placed school construction near the top of the political agenda due to rapidly rising enrollments and population shifts. This report presents results from a survey designed to better understand the connection between facilities, learning, and teaching in Virginia. The survey questions reflect the following five areas of concern attributable to facility inadequacies: lost instructional time; reduced effectiveness in learning and teaching; diminished curricular options; school facilities and students with special needs; and student health and safety. Findings reveal that facility inadequacies, either through deterioration, obsolescence, or out-of-date state mandates exacerbated each area of concern. Recommendations are provided pointing to the need for greater state support. (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia