ERIC Number: ED434486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodation for the 16-19 Age Group: Four Colleges in 1980. Design Note 23.
Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Four English sixth form or tertiary colleges were visited in 1980 to determine the accommodation requirements of 16-19 year olds who are continuing their education at either of these types of institutions. This paper describes each college, summarizes the range of courses offered and the way the colleges were organized, and the range of teaching and non-teaching accommodations available to the colleges and how this met their requirements. Among the main conclusions was that non-teaching accommodations are not always adequately provided for, particularly at institutions re-using existing premises. Also, teaching accommodation can be significantly increased by specific organizational changes. Finally, it was predicted that by 1984, the 16-19 year-old population would start to decline following its peak in the 1981-82 academic year. Such decline of demand should allow scope both for rectifying deficiencies in non-teaching accommodation, and for the disposal of substandard or temporary teaching accommodation. Capital expenditure planning should strike a balance between short and longer term demand expectations. An appendix provides floor plans for two of the colleges. (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)