ERIC Number: ED439594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-23
The Relationship between Environmental Quality of School Facilities and Student Performance. Energy Smart Schools: Opportunities To Save Money, Save Energy and Improve Student Performance. A Congressional Briefing to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science.
Lackney, Jeffery A.
Congressional testimony is presented concerning school buildings and their connection to student health, behavior, and learning, including a review of selected empirical studies conducted over the past 30 years showing an explicit relationship between physical characteristics of school buildings and educational outcomes. The factors responsible for student achievement are ecological in that they act together as a whole in shaping the context within which learning takes place. The testimony includes brief examinations on student behavior, health, and academic achievement as influenced by the use of natural lighting, the reduction of noise through proper location and siting of schools, optimal indoor climate, sick buildings and indoor air quality, school and class size, schools placed close to their neighborhoods, and the overall condition and management of the school building. (Contains 26 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Climate Control, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Indoor Air Pollution, Lighting, Noise (Sound), Public Schools, School Location, School Size, Student Behavior, Student School Relationship
For full text: http://www.edi.msstate.edu/performance.html.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Sponsored by the Environmental Energy Study Institute.