An Investigative Study of the Relationship of the Physical Environment to Teacher Professionalism in the State of Mississippi Public Schools.

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Investigates 1994 State Teacher of the Year Nominees' perceptions of how school facilities enhance their ability to function as professionals. The study revealed that of the 21 identified environmental aspects, the respondents were well satisfied with: location; space utilization; ambient features (heating, ventilation, lighting, acoustics, colors); windows; floor coverings; classroom furnishings; classroom equipment; teacher storage; in-building communication; conference area; teacher restroom; teacher parking; teacher planning area; teacher lounge area; and teacher dining area. The respondents ranked classroom equipment, classroom furnishings, ambient features, space utilization, and location of instruction as the most important environmental aspects.
Williams, Cardell
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