ERIC Number: ED446421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
This paper addresses classroom design trends and the key issues schools should consider for better classroom space flexibility and adaptability. Classroom space design issues when schools embrace technology are discussed, as are design considerations when rooms must accommodate different grade levels, the importance of lighting, furniture considerations, and classroom size ratios and partition arrangement. Final comments highlight classroom design principles that are considered important for all classrooms at all grade levels, such as outdoor accessibility, clustering, the fostering of creativity and student engagement, and classroom adaptability. (Contains 19 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Classroom Furniture, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Lighting, Public Schools, Space Utilization
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.