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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
An in-depth, evidence-based design approach to the design of elementary and
The contemporary school must be a vibrant, living extension of its community.
Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools instructs design
professionals on how to successfully achieve this goal. With assistance from
research-intensive principles grounded in theories, concepts, and research
methodologies—and with roots in the behavioral sciences—this book examines and
provides strategies for pooling streams of information to establish a holistic
design approach that is responsive to the changing needs of educators and their
students. This book:
Delivers an overview of the current research and learning theories in
education, and how they apply to contemporary school design
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 school designs, based on
research of the best physical environments for learning and education
Considers what learning environments may be in the near future
Evidence-Based Design of Elementary and Secondary Schools analyzes the
current shift toward a modern architectural paradigm that balances physical
beauty, and social awareness, and building technologies with functionality to
create buildings that optimize the educational experience for all learners.
Enlightening as well as informative, this forward-thinking guide provides
educational facility planners, designers, and architects with the tools they
need to confidently approach their next school building project. In addition,
this guide provides administrators, educators, and researchers with design
options for rethinking and creating innovative learning environments.