ERIC Number: ED447688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Revitalization of School Facilities.
Coffey, Andrea Barlow
This study analyzed current practices in the revitalization of school buildings and assimilates data that can be used by school administrators when deciding on revitalization issues. Data from nine revitalized schools since 1985 and a literature review of the elements for planning the revitalization of school facilities indicate that structural soundness, program support, site, and cost are the areas of concern with planning of the revitalization of a school. Specific planning elements included the development of educational specifications, attention to site condition, consideration of playground areas, importance of the exterior appearance of the school buildings, space utilization, condition of mechanical and electrical systems, importance of energy efficiency, development of barrier-free environments, treatment of thermal environments, consideration of acoustics, management of visual environments, selection of furniture and equipment, and attention to aesthetics. Appendices provide a roof management program, energy conservation measures of the National Petroleum Council, the functions of carpeting in schools, the National Council of Schoolhouse Construction Brightness Goals, a list of areas where the school facility can enhance student learning, and a revitalization of school facilities review guide. (Contains 51 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, East Tennessee State University.