ERIC Number: ED434494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Specifications: Linking Design of School Facilities to Educational Program.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of School Facilities Planning.
The California Department of Education, directed to formalize regulations governing standards for new school design and construction, has prepared a guide to help school districts develop specifications based on the architectural principle that form follows function. This guide discusses the meaning of educational specifications and their development, delineates the role of these specifications in facility planning and the effects of a restructured curriculum on those specifications, and suggests a format for an educational specifications document. An annotated outline of an educational specifications document is also presented providing a more detailed picture of the complete format and the items to be included. Appendices contain short articles providing background information in such areas as the organization of a new school Master Plan; selection of an architect and site; public relations; school disaster preparedness planning; and facility activation, orientation, and postoccupancy evaluation. (GR)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Public Schools, School Construction, School Districts
California Department of Education, Publications Division, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($18.50). Fax: 916-323-0823.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of School Facilities Planning.
Identifiers - Location: California