School Design Matters: How School Design Relates to the Practice and Experience of Schooling
|Daniels H et.al (Author)
|Stables, Andrew (Author)
|Tse, Hau Ming (Author)
|Cox, Sarah (Author)
|Clegg, Peter (Author)
|246(h) * 189(w)
Presenting qualitative and quantative findings from the unique Design Matters? project, this timely book explores the complex relationship between school design and practice to consider how environmental aspects impact on the day-to-day perceptions, actions and behaviours of pupils, teachers, leaders and professionals in the school community.
The Design Matters? project on which this book is based produced the most accurate picture ever of the effects of school design on the practice and experience of school, from perspectives of teachers, students and parents. This book reviews its fascinating conclusions and shows how school design does not simply cause outcomes, but offers opportunities for, and constraints on, practices. It highlights the degree to which good school design can influence expectations and philosophies of school leaders, and how continuity of vision from design-to-build- to-occupation may produce more harmonious outcomes. This is a vital contribution to the debates about school design on a number of levels.