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ERIC Number: ED533110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Effect of School Building Renovation/Construction on School Culture
Lesisko, Lee J.; Wright, Robert J.; O'Hern, Brenda
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
School construction or renovation projects can have a profound affect on students, faculty and administration. The literature revealed that continuous communication is essential for a smooth process. This research identified bureaucratic issues and school climate to be leading factors of concern during construction projects. Analysis of this study indicated that female Principals experience more stress during construction projects, and building leaders regardless of gender who oversee a rural school facility experience more stress than their suburban counterparts. The more experience the Principal has the easier it is for him/her to deal with school climate issues and concerns. The researchers also found that increased staff recruiting was not significant. The majority of the building contractors did work with school officials to minimize disruptions to the day-to-day activities during school hours. However, many schools did not receive additional resources from the district office to help smooth the teaching and learning process during the project. Instrumentation is appended. (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania