A Beautiful School Is a Caring School.

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Beautiful school buildings are often associated with higher cost, extravagance, or both. This article reviews several studies on school building aesthetics and concludes that, in addition to promoting student achievement, a beautiful school building sends the message to parents and community leaders that the school district cares about the education of the children by creating an attractive environment to support student learning. The community's appreciation may lead to constructive support of the school and its educational process. Consequently, the positive effect of constructing an attractive school for educational use cannot be underestimated.
Jarman, Delbert; Webb, Linda; and Chan, T.C.
School Business Affairs
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