ERIC Number: ED454698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing the Negative Effects of Large Schools.
Duke, Daniel L.; Trautvetter, Sara
This report presents an overview of recent efforts to promote small schools by first reviewing the rationale for small schools based on recent studies linking school size and various educational outcomes, followed by arguments supporting larger schools. Succeeding sections explore the following four ways to reduce the negative effects of school size: build smaller schools; utilize satellite facilities; reallocate space in existing schools; and redesign and renovate existing schools. Focusing on the third and fourth options, the report identifies a variety of ways in which large schools are being downsized. A brief description of one such project is provided, followed by a discussion of design issues related to the subdivision of large schools into smaller units. (Contains 23 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Size
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.