School Environments

  • Paul V. Gump
Part of the Human Behavior and Environment book series (HUBE, volume 3)


From kindergarten through the twelfth grade, the average young person will spend about 14,000 hours in schools; if preschool and college are added, this can rise to 20,000. This is an awesome amount of time and it is important to recognize that it is not devoted exclusively, some would say not even primarily, to learning of a curriculum. This large portion of young lives goes into living in schools—and we would assume that the quality of this living is an important matter. In the discussion to follow, it is assumed that the quality of child life is very much affected by the quality of the environments they inhabit. We are interested in studies that can tell us something about environmental characteristics and their behavioral and experiential effects.


Child Behavior School Environment Subjective Environment Nursery School Small School 
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  • Paul V. Gump
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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