ERIC Number: ED431298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Designing for Pupils with Special Educational Needs: Special Schools. Building Bulletin 77.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
The legal requirement that special needs students have access to a balanced and broadly based curriculum carries implications for accommodation in special schools. This document offers advice and guidance on the provision of accommodation which takes account of the special educational needs of the pupils, and also explains those factors relating to premises which are taken into consideration by the Secretary of State when approving the arrangements. It is intended for those involved in preparation of the briefs and designs for new buildings; and for reorganizing, adapting, and extending existing special and ordinary school buildings for pupils with special educational needs. Chapters examine general as well as special requirements for schools catering to particular special needs groups, as well as other accommodations such as medical facilities, technicians' rooms, staff accommodation, and parents' facilities. Also examined are general considerations involving school location, environmental services, communication and electrical systems, and safety. Finally, area requirements are detailed for teaching spaces and teaching area tables based on those observed to meet curricular and other requirements in practice. A glossary is provided. (Contains 20 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Interior Design, Special Schools
HMSO Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT England; Tel: 0171-873-9090; Fax: 0171-873-8200 (19.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)