ERIC Number: ED456634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
Schoolyard Learning: The Impact of School Grounds.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
This paper utilizes a literature review and survey as the basis for comments about the influence of schoolyards on academic learning and child development. The researchers find that school grounds form an important albeit under-utilized part of the built environment. School grounds have a positive impact on social development, academic achievement, and safety and physical well-being. The study also suggests characteristics that constitute outstanding schoolyards. It assesses the state of research on school grounds and presents a critique of existing knowledge. Appendices contain a partial bibliography, the survey on the impact of schoolyard learning programs, survey data, and a survey research summary table. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Student School Relationship, Surveys
For full text: http://www.edc.org/GLG/schoolyard.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nellie Mae Foundation, Braintree, MA.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.