ERIC Number: ED438693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of Educators about School Design Issues.
Beth Schapiro and Associates, Atlanta, GA.
Research results are presented from focus groups and telephone surveys concerning the attitudes and opinions of public school educators on the issue of school design, and what educators would want to see in a millennial school design. The study report is divided into two empirical sections plus a conclusion. The first section presents the findings from two focus groups conducted among metropolitan Atlanta educators concerning general school design, schools and their communities, classroom design, common areas, and other design issues. The second section analyzes the results from a telephone survey of educators from seven different metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Survey questions addressed the importance of school design, the teacher's role, rating design elements, time management, and collaboration. Brief summaries of the findings from both study approaches are provided, including summaries from telephone surveys from specific metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Beth Schapiro and Associates, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Prepared for Heery International.