Impact of Facilities on Learning--Research Studies

Title Abstract Publication Date
The Users in Mind: Utilizing Henry Sanoff's Methods in Investigating the Learning Environment. Analyzes reactions of teachers and students to classroom and cluster prototypes, among other aspects, against a number of spatial requirements and educational objectives. The results of this... 02/28/2009
The Value of School Facilities: Evidence from a Dynamic Regression Discontinuity Design. Analyzes the impact of voter-approved school bond issues on school district balance sheets, local housing prices, and student achievement. The paper uses California's system of school finance to... 11/30/2008
The Value of School Facility Investments: Evidence from a Dynamic Regression Discontinuity Design. Estimates the value of school facility investments using housing markets: standard models of local public goods imply that school districts should spend up to the point where marginal increases would... 01/31/2011
The Value of School Facility Investments: Evidence from a Dynamic Regression Discontinuity. Estimates the value of school facility investments using housing markets: standard models of local public goods imply that school districts should spend up to the point where marginal increases would... 01/31/2010
The Walls Still Speak: The Stories Occupants Tell. Explores the complicated intricacies of how a school building's physical properties influence teaching and learning. Two high poverty schools, within the upper quartile of facilities quality,... 12/31/2006
Well-Being at School: Does Infrastructure Matter? Study investigates the impact of educational spaces on their users and identifies empirical evidence supporting the importance of school infrastructure on the well-being of Flemish secondary students 11/30/2011
When Schools Close: Effects on Displaced Students in Chicago Public Schools. Examines the impact that the closing of some Chicago schools had on the students who attended these schools. The research focused on regular elementary schools that were closed between 2001 and 2006... 09/30/2009
Young Children's Preferences for School-Related Physical-Environmental Setting Characteristics. The hypothesis of this research study is that children are influenced by such environmental characteristics as color, shapes, light, and the complexity of their surroundings. The study reports that... 10/31/1990

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