ERIC Number: ED448575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
State Guidelines for Educational Specifications and School Facility Adequacy.
Turnquist, Antoinette E.
This study determined if the required use of state-adopted education specifications guidelines when constructing or modernizing urban high school facilities had resulted in more adequate housing for programs than in states without such guidelines. A 1991 survey of high school classroom teachers was returned by 8 schools totaling 113 respondents. Findings indicate that high school facilities are more adequate for instruction programs when constructed according to state-adopted guidelines for the development of educational facilities. This conclusion applied to the following school facility features: location and site; structural, mechanical, electrical, maintenance features; and educational adequacy in academic, special, and support areas. The existence of state guidelines was found to have no significant affect on perceptions of external aesthetic appearance of the facility, although the perceptions of facility adequacy relating to internal environmental features were higher among the teachers in states with guidelines. Appendices provide the questionnaire, correspondence, and weighted responses to questionnaires. (Contains a 53-item bibliography.) (GR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nebraska. Appendix A not included at request of author.