ERIC Number: ED442261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-2
Why Optimal Learning Environments Matter.
Lackney, Jeffery A.
A presentation examines the empirical research on the quality of children's social and educational experiences in educational environments and discusses why the public should be concerned with providing optimal environments for learning. It explores what an optimal learning environment is and provides its five attributes, including its ability to foster strong formal and informal leaders where teachers are treated as professionals; its ability to be learner-centered; and its being created and sustained through parental and community attention, collaboration, and partnerships. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Development, Student School Relationship
For full Text: http://www.edi.msstate.edu/optimal.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State Univ., Mississippi State. Educational Design Inst.
Note: Keynote speech delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International (Anchorage, AK, December 2, 1999).