ERIC Number: ED452687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
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Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise (FICAN) Position on Research into Effects of Aircraft Noise on Classroom Learning.
This symposium report presents a summary of research on the affect of aircraft noise on the classroom environment revealing that aircraft noise can interfere with learning in the following areas: reading, motivation, language and speech acquisition, and memory. The strongest findings are in the area of reading, where more than 20 studies have shown children in noise impact zones are negatively affected by aircraft noise. Additionally, summaries of studies are provided showing negative impacts of aircraft noise on memory and cognitive performance as measured by standardized test scores. The paper concludes with brief descriptions of where more research is needed and recommendations from the Federal Interagency Committee on Aviation Noise. (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Noise (Sound), Public Schools, School Effectiveness
For full text: http://www.fican.org/pages/sympos02.html.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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