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ERIC Number: EJ1014015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
The Business of: School Furniture: Innovative Designs for Tomorrow's Learning
Lacey, Kylie
District Administration, v49 n5 p32-34, 36 May 2013
As instruction shifts to a learner-centric, individualized approach with a focus on small group activities, heavy furniture that small hands cannot move on their own have become less desirable. The most popular pieces are lightweight, portable, and colorful. The Smith System furniture company encourages schools to select chairs and desks in their school colors to boost school spirit, or vary colors based on grade level. Sheer variety of choice is also a driving trend. Standing desks are available for students who may work better not seated. Special wheelchair-accessible desks, wheelchair/desk combinations, and height-adjustable science lab tables are adaptable for wheelchair-bound students. New desks should allow for easy in and out access for students of different sizes, say industry experts. This article discusses school furniture and tips to consider when purchasing for specific schools. (Contains 10 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas; Maryland; Massachusetts
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