Annotated Bibliography #5

Earthman, Glen, and Linda Lemasters. “Review of Research on the Relationship between School Buildings, Student Achievement, and Student Behavior.” (1996): n. pag. eric.ed.gov. Web. 23 Feb. 2016. “Review of Research on the Relationship between School Buildings, Student Achievement, and Student Behavior” is about how the design of school facilities affect two variables: student performance and student behavior. The variable most relevant to our class is student performance, in reference to the assigned reading we talked about in class that discussed how open spaces might influence student performance. Factors covered include “open-education programs and open-space schools, school building age, thermal factors, visual factors, color and interior painting, hearing factors, open space, windowless facilities, underground facilities, site size, building maintenance, and numerous other factors.” (Earthman and Lemasters, Abstract). The intended audience for this article seems to be architectural and construction firms as well as planning committees for new educational developments since this article was authored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners. One thing that was not discussed in the article we were assigned for class was a correlation between age of the study the strength of the relationship between the factors and the results. Older studies found a very weak relationship to the outcome of these factors while newer surveys found a much stronger...
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