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An in-depth, evidence-based design approach to the design ofelementary and secondary schools

The contemporary school must be a vibrant, living extension ofits community. Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and SecondarySchools instructs design professionals on how to successfullyachieve this goal. With assistance from research-intensiveprinciples grounded in theories, concepts, and researchmethodologies—and with roots in the behavioralsciences—this book examines and provides strategies forpooling streams of information to establish a holistic designapproach that is responsive to the changing needs of educators andtheir students. This book:

  • Delivers an overview of the current research and learningtheories in education, and how they apply to contemporary schooldesign

  • Explores the history of school design in the United States

  • Examines the role of information technology in education

  • Includes case studies of more than twenty exemplary schooldesigns, based on research of the best physical environments forlearning and education

  • Considers what learning environments may be in the nearfuture

Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schoolsanalyzes the current shift toward a modern architectural paradigmthat balances physical beauty, and social awareness, and buildingtechnologies with functionality to create buildings that optimizethe educational experience for all learners. Enlightening as wellas informative, this forward-thinking guide provides educationalfacility planners, designers, and architects with the tools theyneed to confidently approach their next school building project. Inaddition, this guide provides administrators, educators, andresearchers with design options for rethinking and creatinginnovative learning environments.

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