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ERIC Number: ED543388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A School Building Program for Meriden, Connecticut. Bulletin, 1920, No. 22
Fernandez, Alice Barrows
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Transmitted herewith, is a report of the physical survey of the schools of Meriden, Connecticut, with suggestions and recommendations for a building program for the city. Two sets of recommendations for the building program are submitted. One is based on the usual plan of organization, through which a seat is provided for every child enrolled in the school, and, in addition to this, laboratories, gymnasiums, play rooms, etc., in proportion to the needs of the school or to the financial ability of the community. The other is based on the so-called work-study-play plan of organization, which provides for richer and more comprehensive courses of study and fuller daily programs so arranged that all units of the building and playground will be in constant use. This does not require a seat in the classrooms or study hall for every child, but may be very effectively carried out with one-half the number of seats, thus making possible a very considerable saving in the cost of buildings. This is particularly important at this time, when cost of building is from 100 to 200 per cent more than it was before the war. This report will be of value not only to the citizens of Meriden, but to school officers and students of education elsewhere. (Contains 6 tables and 3 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut