ERIC Number: ED439581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Grounds for Sharing: A Guide to Developing Special School Sites.
The Learning through Landscape Trust conducted research on the design and management of school grounds in the United Kingdom for children with special needs and has produced this guidebook detailing that research shows about ensuring that the school grounds benefit these students. It provides advice and information on developing school grounds that are long-term and sustainable, that help maximize and encourage abilities and overcome children's particular challenges, and involve children with diverse needs with their adult carers wherever possible. The outline of the research and its findings are provided, followed by information on: the school ground planning process; accessibility design of school grounds; landscaping design; animals that can be included; horticultural issues; and planning issues for enhancing social use, sensory experience, and physical activities. Concluding sections present nine case studies and resources for guidance in fundraising; and information on special needs, outdoor design, use and management, and help for construction and management work. (Contains 38 sources for further help.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Landscaping, Public Schools, Special Needs Students, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning through Landscape Trust, Winchester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)