Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Urban Services - Urban Education
Franklin Ross Jones
Raymond F. Morgan
Maurice R. Berube
Donald A. Myers
In the mid-1900s there were over eighty thousand public school buildings in the United States housing approximately thirty-nine million pupils. Many were constructed thirty or forty years earlier and have approached the end of their useful life without requiring major retrofitting or replacement. Rising construction costs prompt school systems to investigate alternative means of housing rapidly growing student populations. This study traced the historical background of the school facility and the development of school construction relative to the function of education.
The focus of this study was to ascertain the current use of temporary and permanent housing in the fifty largest school systems in the United States. The protocol for this dissertation required the study of certain systems through the categories of: (1) demographics, (2) facilities, (3) finance, (4) rationale for decision making, and (5) curriculum and instruction.
Bowyer, E. C..
"An Assessment of the Utilization of Permanent and Temporary Classrooms as It Relates to Cost and Efficiency in Selected School Divisions"
(1990). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), dissertation, , Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/qjhv-dk98