ERIC Number: ED466574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Facilities: The Impact and Role of the Physical Environment of the School on Teaching, Learning and Educational Outcomes.
Lackney, Jeffery A.
This study examines the degree to which frail physical school infrastructures have affected education over the past 10 years and the impact and role of the school building in achieving outcome-based goals of education reform. Chapter 1 examines the scope of deteriorating school buildings in the United States. Chapter 2 offers a case study of the Milwaukee Public Schools Facility Master Plan to illustrate the societal context in which these issues are often resolved (or ignored). Chapters 3 and 4 provide a detailed literature review on public elementary school environments and open space schools. Chapter 5 addresses the process of developing and managing school facilities, and critiquing and reconceptualizing the current educational facility planning model. Chapter 6 synthesizes and builds upon existing models and frameworks developed within the educational, environmental psychology and architectural literature to develop one conceptual framework: a multidimensional model of educational environments. The appendix contains an annotated bibliography of educational environments. (GR)
Descriptors: Building Obsolescence, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 ($15). Tel: 414-229-2878.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research.