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ERIC Number: ED439582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-872865-16-X
The Challenge of the Urban School Site.
Martin, Deborah, Ed.; Lucas, Bill, Ed.; Titman, Wendy, Ed.; Hayward, Siobhan, Ed.
This guidebook provides information on improving urban school grounds in the United Kingdom to enhance children's lives. Chapters provide the experiences from other schools on the topics of greening the urban school grounds; the multi-cultural aspects of developing urban school grounds; organization of limited space; issues involving seating, shelter, and raised structures; and playground art. The unique difficulties involved in secondary school ground development are addressed in the areas of curriculum linkage, social needs, and the management and organization of change. Additionally discussed are areas of special consideration in urban school grounds development, such as vandalism prevention, school security, tarmac removal, and new surface installation. Resource information is provided, along with a list of schools and their locations which have created winning grounds development schemes. The chapters are: "Greening Urban School Grounds" (Nerys Jones); "Multi-Cultural Aspects of Developing Urban School Grounds" (Judy Ling Wong); "Organisation of Limited Space" (Liz Russell); "Seating, Shelter and Raised Structure" (Liz Russell and Joan Wood); "Art in the Playground" (Carol Kenna); "Secondary Schools" (Liz Russell); and "Practical Advice" (Liz Russell). (GR)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Environment Dept., London (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning through Landscape Trust, Winchester (England).