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ERIC Number: ED448579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 144
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School Facilities: The Relationship of the Physical Environment to Teacher Professionalism.
Overbaugh, Betty Lightfoot
This study determined the perceptions of 38 state Teachers of the Year (1988) had about how school facilities affected their ability to function as professionals. Data from a 105-item questionnaire revealed that, except for space utilization, the teachers were satisfied with all the physical environmental aspects of their school's instructional areas. They were also satisfied with noninstructional features except for telephones for teacher use; teacher to teacher conference areas; teacher professional libraries; and planning, lounge, and dining areas. Statistically significant differences in perception were found by gender, teaching level, and years of experience. The teachers ranked classroom furnishings, equipment, and ambient features as most important environmental features. They were least pleased with space utilization; acoustics; thermal conditions; equipment; and areas for planning, conferencing, and relaxation in their schools. The respondents also suggested features from their present facilities and features to add when planning new schools. Appendices provide the environmental questionnaire and copies of several study correspondence. (Contains 77 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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