A Model for Building Condition and Student Achievement and Behavior

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Based on business studies concluding that a better environment is related to higher production and greater employee satisfaction and on research conducted in schools, the author has constructed a theoretical model for use in schools. Developed to show the relationship between school physical environment and student variable outcomes this model can be applied to any school, thus enabling school leaders to make informed decisions which would potentially affect student behavior and achievement. Topics addressed include: Leadership and Financial Ability; Maintenance and Custodial Staff; Direct Effects (lighting, acoustics, climate control, color, density); and Indirect Effects Through Attitude. Model diagram and references are included.
Cash, Carol S.
Educational Facility Planner
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