ERIC Number: ED437804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Schools: Lessons Learned for All Schools. [American Institute of Architects'] Committee on Architecture for Education [Conference] (Chicago, Illinois, September 24-26, 1998).
American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.
The American Institute of Architect's Committee on Architecture for Education convened for a conference addressing the urban school relative to quality of public education for all students, entitlement and privilege, community ideology, racial tensions, and the reopening and refurbishing of aging facilities. This report presents synopses of the discussions, including question and answer exchanges, overviews of the school tours conducted, highlights of opening remarks, and links to relevant Web sites provided by attendees and speakers. Speakers examined the new urban school and presented case studies as examples of new school designs that allow unique experiential learning opportunities for students. The conference explored how architects can lead in the managing and organizing tasks of urban school design projects; and examined the teaming of architects with educators, administrators, and politicians in developing prototype facilities. The speakers discussed the historical issues surrounding public schools; review ideas on assessing educational facilities to help balance the ideals with the monetary realities; and present ideas on collaborative efforts across sectors to solve urban school problems. Concluding comments explore the building of community consensus on school infrastructure repair, methods for tapping into the multifaceted roles of architects, and creative financial strategies. Contains a list of conference speakers. (GR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.