ERIC Number: ED460591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
The Future of the Classroom: Q & A with William DeJong.
An interview with Dr. William DeJong, editor of "School Construction News," is presented concerning his thoughts on new teaching models, the advent of computers, and the media hype surrounding school safety. Dr. DeJong addresses what the space requirements are for departmentalized versus interdisciplinary education; what problems he sees affecting elementary schools differently versus high schools; why the high school level was the most resistant to the interdisciplinary approach; what types of materials and furniture he specifies when designing classrooms for block scheduling; how different instruction methods are changing the way he designs elementary schools; how the demographic shift of students from elementary schools to high schools, as a result of the Baby Boomer's children growing older, is now focusing higher construction levels on high schools; whether economic trends will impact school building; and what types of design elements he is using to enhance the safety of schools. (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Trends, Elementary Schools, Enrollment, High Schools, Public Schools, School Construction, School Safety, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Design Share, Minneapolis, MN.