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Magnet and Specialized Schools of the Future: A Focus on Change

Magnet and Specialized Schools of the Future: A Focus on Change


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578861804
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 11/20/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Edwin T. Merritt has supervised many school construction projects as superintendent of public school districts in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Now Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.'s director of Educational Planning and Research, Merritt has written extensively on future-oriented school planning and design and is the recipient of numerous awards. James A. Beaudin has participated in the design of more than 100 schools in nearly 50 communities as the principal of Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.'s Education Practice Group. Under his direction, the Education Practice Group has created more than 7.5 million square feet of educational space. Charles R. Cassidy is director of planning specialized educational facilities for Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Patricia A. Myler is director of pre-K-12 facilities and a senior associate at Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Preface Part 3 Introduction: Think About It Today Part 4 Part I: Magnet and Other Specialized Schools: The Basics Chapter 5 1. "School Choice" and the Planning and Design of Specialized Schools Chapter 6 2. Specialized Schools: Twelve Exemplary Projects Part 7 Part II: Creating Magnet, Charter, and Other Specialized Schools Chapter 8 3. Planning, Creating, and Funding New Magnet Schools Chapter 9 4. Preparing Students for the Future World of Work Chapter 10 5. Finding a Home: The Facilities Side of the Charter School Debate Chapter 11 6. Special Ed That's Even More Special: Designing Schools for Autistic Students Chapter 12 7. Design Considerations for Specialized Schools Chapter 13 8. A Draft Magnet School Operations Plan Part 14 Part III: Issues in Specialized-School Planning, Design, and Construction Chapter 15 9. School Technology: A Sensible, Future-Oriented Approach Chapter 16 10. Site Design and Landscape Architecture for Urban Magnet Schools Chapter 17 11. Improving School Acoustics: A System Approach Chapter 18 12. Indoor Air Quality: Problems and Solutions Chapter 19 13. A Sustainable Approach to Specialized-School Design Chapter 20 14. One-Stop Shopping? The Perils and Promise of Design-Build Project Delivery Part 21 Epilogue: The Future of Magnet Schools Part 22 Appendix: Educational Technology Standards Part 23 References Part 24 Index Part 25 About the Authors and Contributors

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