ERIC Number: ED436082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Schools as Centers of Community: A Citizens' Guide for Planning and Design.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This booklet outlines a process for engaging all educational stakeholders in the planning of schools which more adequately address the needs of the whole learning community. It explores six design principles for creating effective learning environments; provides examples of innovative school designs that illustrate various aspects of the six guiding principles; and examines the facilities master planning process for getting started and organized, including developing and implementing a master plan. Appendices list resource agencies and organizations, references for innovative school designs, and sources of additional information. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Guidelines, Master Plans, Public Schools, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.