ERIC Number: ED448588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
School Building Assessment Methods.
This manual addresses whether schools and classroom spaces enhance or detract from the learning process and provides school assessment guidelines for communities anticipating the expansion of existing schools or the construction of new ones. It is a collection of survey and discussion tools that encourage stakeholders to discover and reflect upon the physical features of school buildings. The manual identifies what works and what does not work in K-12 school buildings. Each assessment tool presented is for a particular purpose. Building surveys focus on the assessment of existing school facilities, while photo questionnaires present alternative spatial arrangements for group discussions. Small group discussions are suggested as an effective method for creating a productive dialogue allowing people to consider many different viewpoints. (Contains 17 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Guidelines, Public Schools
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 1090 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4905. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.edfacilities.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. School of Design.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.
Note: With contributions by Celen Pasalar and Mine Hashas.