ERIC Number: ED441330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-17
Assessing School Facilities for Learning/Assessing the Impact of the Physical Environment on the Educational Process: Integrating Theoretical Issues with Practical Concerns.
Lackney, Jeffery A.
This presentation explores a theoretical framework and a practical procedure for assessing an urban school physical environment to identify its perceived impacts on the educational process, and reviews and critiques assessment models identified in the literature for assessing the quality of the physical environment. The Baltimore City Public Schools Environment Quality Assessment Project, which included five post-occupancy evaluations, is used to illustrate the potential use of the assessment procedure in practice. Project outcomes highlighted include student academic performance, student social development, and teacher instructional performance. Concluding comments emphasize the value of institutionalizing an on-going process of environmental quality assessment that has implications for integrating facilities management and educational decisions for the benefit of the educational process. The Powerpoint presentation is included. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Public Schools, Student School Relationship
For full text: http://www.edi.msstate.edu/theoretical.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Educational Design Inst.