ERIC Number: EJ550974
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Parents Speak Out: What Should Schools & Classrooms Look Like?
Foster-Harrison, Elizabeth S.; Peel, Henry A.
Schools in the Middle, v7 n1 p42-47 Sep-Oct 1997
Examines attributes of middle level classrooms and schools perceived by parents as inviting, and attributes related to student behavior and achievement. Notes that inviting schools/classrooms are characterized by a clean, neat building, student work displays, and pleasant wall colors. Environmental features that parents believe are related to student behavior and achievement include appropriate furniture, learning centers, and manual temperature control. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment, Classroom Furniture, Educational Environment, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Centers (Classroom), Middle Schools, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, Parents, School Buildings, Student Behavior, Temperature
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
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