The Physical Environment of the School: A Review of the Research

  title={The Physical Environment of the School: A Review of the Research},
  author={Carol S. Weinstein},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={577 - 610}
  • C. Weinstein
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • Review of Educational Research
This paper reviews research on the impact of classroom environments on student behavior, attitudes, and achievement. The first section examines studies of six environmental variables: seating position, classroom design, density, privacy, noise, and the presence or absence of windows. In the second part of the paper, research conducted from an “ecological” perspective is considered. A third section focuses on the effects of open space school designs. Finally, some future directions for research… Expand
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