ERIC Number: ED467700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Schools That Fit: Aligning Architecture and Education.
Cuningham Group, Minneapolis, MN.
This booklet is one architectural firm's presentation of understanding and applying the latest educational research in real-world settings. It asserts that achitects can make significant contributions to education by designing schools that uniquely facilitate improvements in organizational structure, learning methods, or both. It presents lessons learned about designing schools and about the process and the planning that are required to align facilities with programs, and architecture with education. The booklet provides examples of environments shaped by attention to communities' individual needs, including small schools, project-based learning, and community schools. Following an introduction, the discussion is broken into the following chapters: (1) "Schools That Fit"; (2)"Toward Better Schools"; (3) "Schools That Fit Communities"; (4) "Schools That Fit Education Leaders"; (5) "Schools That Fit Teachers"; (6) "Schools That Fit Learners"; and (7) "Schools That Fit Children." (Contains a list of 16 resources.) (EV)
Descriptors: Architects, Architecture, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Relationship, Small Schools
Web site: http://www.cuningham.com.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuningham Group, Minneapolis, MN.
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