ERIC Number: ED461979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Kindergarten Architecture: Space for the Imagination. Second Edition.
This publication about pre-school nursery design illustrates major issues and ideas about these spaces and provides comprehensive guidance for the planners and designers of such spaces. The author presents examples of historical and contemporary kindergartens that demonstrate practical ways that educational theory can be incorporated into new buildings. The guide addresses such issues as whether kindergartens should be designed like homes away from homes, what spaces a modern nursery should have, and what special details should be considered to enhance the learning environment. The book also charts attempts made by educators and architects over the last 100 years to provide educational environments for young children. This revised edition features two new projects from Denmark and the United States and provides new source material throughout the book. (Contains 10 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Design Requirements, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Education
Spon Press, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, 10650 Toebben Drive, Independence, KY 41051 (paperback: ISBN-0-419-24520-0, $49.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-419-19670-6, $90). Tel: 800-634-7064 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-248-4724 (Toll Free); Web site: http://taylorandfrancis.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom